Being in the entertainment industry for a few years, I realized, that my passion for mindful living began amidst the chaos of being a publicist for high profile celebrities and brands. The constant pressure, urgency, and balance of image and identity fascinated me, but I knew it was not meant long-term for my sensitive and introspective soul. This way of life was then followed by a second career in the healing arts doing energy work and therapeutic massage. While hands on healing was a wonderful modality, my passion for words, stories and meaning making gave me the desire to go back to grad school, and finish my 3000 hours toward licensure as a psychotherapist. I believe in synchronicity and the flow of life, and am now grateful to draw upon my past careers to inform my current private practice. I truly believe that everything happens for reason and to trust the timing of life.
I draw on the experiences of my past to inform my work. Being a dancer in my early years, I’m very aware of the importance of body posture, breath work, and movement. Emotions and memories are stored in our bodies, effecting how we show up in the world on a daily basis. It is vital to learn about how your express yourself, how you experience your feelings, and how that impacts your behavior/relationships. How can you create change unless you first take a non-judgmental look at yourself, learn about why you do what you do, and then decide what you would rather be/do/have? How we show up in our minds, bodies and relationships has a huge impact on our emotional wellbeing.
Phillips Graduate Institute | Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy
University of California, Irvine | B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior | Minor in Management