I am a marriage and family therapist from Southern California with 10 years of experience working in private practice. Throughout my career, I’ve worked in different settings with many populations, including providing treatment to clients with depression, anxiety, addiction, Autism and other developmental disorders, relationship and family issues, issues of confidence, self-esteem and motivation, and I specialize in working with clients that are looking to find their path and purpose in life. In addition to being an MFT, I’m a certified yoga teacher and I promote an overall program of wellness through mental, physical & spiritual health and nutrition.
I get what it means to struggle, to sacrifice, and to live with courage. I know what it takes to live an authentic and honest life – and it’s not easy. I actively set boundaries and communicate regularly with those around me. I’ve worked hard on my own personal journey (and still do!) to understand, learn and change my existence to a way that best suits me. I help my clients learn to do the same in their lives in a way that is respectful and enjoyable.
How I work with clients
My clients enjoy the warm rapport they have with me. I approach each client from a unique perspective as each client is unique. I collaborate with them to understand their needs and goals, and from there I create a treatment plan that is special for them. I believe that each client has a story that can be retold in a new way, and a story that is still being written, so the middle and ending can change as the client transforms. The approaches I use are a blend of cognitive-behavioral and humanistic, as well as various techniques from other theories (as appropriate for the client).
I am a trained hypnotherapist as well, and offer personalized hypnotherapy sessions for just about any topic or issue you’d like to address.
I assist clients with psychedelic integration of ayahuasca, mushrooms and other plant medicines. If you are preparing to work with plant medicines or you have already and you are seeking support from a qualified psychotherapist who’s familiar with the work, don’t hesitate to contact me. In 1-3 sessions, we can help you prepare or process your experience & make a plan for success moving forward.
Plus, I’ll always be here on your team moving forward to support you on your path.
Certified Gottman Leader
As far as relationships go, I study and use Dr. Gottman’s methods and I am a certified Gottman Leader. He is often called the “love doctor” because of his decades of extensive research on love & relationships.
The first step towards healing and living a fulfilling and enriching life is to reach out to those who can support you, and I’m always honored to provide that support to my clients. If you feel like I could be the person to help you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Together, my clients and I create magic!