I've always been interested in how we publicly and privately relate.
Originally from Southern California, I received my undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern California, and went on to receive my master's degree in Psychology -- Marriage & Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University. Here, I pursued a concentration in the client-centered, strength-based approaches of Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy. I also specialized in Mindfulness-based therapies, devoting my thesis to the study of Mindfulness-informed treatments for anxiety.
I completed my 3,000 hours of clinical training at Southern California Counseling Center (working with adult and adolescent individuals, couples and families), an intensive outpatient (IOP) eating disorder treatment center, as well as public schools in Southern and Northern California.
I blend evidence-based approaches of Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) with Narrative and Mindfulness-Based therapies.
I am also undergoing certification in the trauma-informed therapeutic modality EMDR.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked for years at Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center - an Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment center - as well as Mills College, where I am on staff as an Eating Disorder Specialist at the school's Counseling and Psychological Services counseling center, where I counsel students, supervise PsyD trainees and teach within our clinical psychology doctoral training program. Additionally, I have trained through UC Berkeley's Eating and Weight Disorders Certification Program, JFK University's Eating Disorder Treatment Certification Program and JFK University's Nutritional Psychology Certification Program.