I have always been an observer of others. Growing up as a middle child, I had to learn how to adapt to situations and understand the dynamics around me. These challenges inspired me to pursue a career in psychology to understand better why and how humans change and evolve.
After completing a master's degree in clinical psychology, over 3,000 clinical hours, multiple state licensing exams, and several internships at treatment centers across Los Angeles, I am living out my dream as a Santa Monica therapist!
It is my mission to help couples and families become connected, confident, and peaceful by removing unnecessary stress and confusion.I am glad you are here, and I look forward to supporting you!
plus hours working with couples, children, and adults
plus hours of supervision, training, and workshops
Plus children and
families served in therapy sessions
Plus hours of workshops and trainings
years in private owned therapy practice
Although I had an amazing experience throughout graduate school, as I completed my graduate training and internships, I was hit hard with a sad reality. Some of the theories I was learning and practicing with clients weren't working.
These approaches focused on traditional talk therapy, which covered thinking patterns, talking, and behavioral approaches. Most days, it felt like I was putting a band-aid on a wound that needed more care. I knew something was missing.
When the "Band-aid" fell off, the suffering resumed. To improve mental health, we must see the unseen. This is why I opened up my private practice. To develop a unique therapy process that looks beneath a behavior and into one's mind, body, and nervous system.
I frequently hear from my clients that their current situation does not live up to the expectations they once had for their lives. They feel hopeless, tired, and stuck, which can be extraordinarily disappointing. This is why we dream together about what you truly want your life to look like at the beginning of therapy. How will you feel? More alive? Energized? Joyful?
Together we will look at the goals and vision you have for yourself, your family, and your life. We will remove obstacles that are getting in your way, and you will end up in a peaceful, connected, and confident place.
Transformation doesn't happen from thinking about things. Transformation happens when you take action and step toward a calling.
Positive relationships are the foundation for healing and healthy families. I use a mind-body approach that is effective in helping families reduce stress and conflict and instead enjoy connection and time spent together.
No matter the reason you are reaching out for therapy, I make sure every individual who walks through my door feels welcomed and cared for. I look forward to supporting you and leading your family to a home full of peace, connectedness, and joy.
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