I discovered my interest in psychotherapy at an early age, through my role in my family, as well as my relationships and friendships that began to develop. I found myself seeking relationships and desiring to facilitate environments where everyone was able to have a voice, be understood, be cared for, and most importantly, encouraged to care for themselves.
My professional studies began at the University of California, Irvine where I received a BA in Psychology and Social Behavior; followed by a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. I continued my training at the renowned Southern California Counseling Center, where I gained experience working with individuals, couples, families and children. During my time at SCCC, I began a more specialized practice, working with clients struggling with eating disorders at A New Journey Eating Disorder Clinic in Santa Monica, CA. This work in particular fuels my passion for psychotherapy and creating change in the lives of individuals battling body-image, self-love, self-worth and identity troubles.
Specialties of mine include working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals; with an emphasis on disordered eating, anxiety, self-image, identity, self-worth, relational issues, depression, stress management, life changes, and general feelings of not fitting in. I am currently in private practice, under the supervision of Jonathan Flier, LMFT, in Beverly Hills, CA.
I work from an empathically driven, strength based, empowerment, resiliency and narrative model, to help facilitate positive shifts in a client's life. I incorporate aspects of somatic work into my practice as well, and refer to the Trauma Resiliency Model.
Through our collaborative work, and deconstruction of old beliefs/patterns, I will create a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore your experiences/emotions and move towards healing. My aim is to help you create your ideal self and relationships, by establishing understanding, acceptance and facilitating empathic transformation.