Education and Affiliations
Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University
Bachelor's degree in Communication from Santa Clara University
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member
American Association of Christian Counselors, Member
Therapy for Black Girls, Member
International Association of Trauma Professionals, Member
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Member
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Connection, Member
EMDR / Attachment-focused EMDR
Brainspotting for Childhood & Relational Trauma
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trauma Informed Care
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Life Skills International Phase I & II
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples
Gottman Method Relationship Therapy
Modalities and Trainings
It's hard to find the words to describe how honored I feel to support people on their healing journey. This work has taught me that anyone can overcome just about anything if they are willing to let help in. We are built to heal- though it may not always feel that way. Working together clients learn to trust themselves and trust their process on the path to recovery.
People describe me as nurturing, friendly, articulate, and safe. I also like to laugh a lot- so anticipate some feel-good moments. I'm grateful for my rich therapeutic background, from working as a suicide and crisis counselor, to doing grief work in a hospice setting, being an associate therapist at a Christian Counseling Center, to now working in private practice. My previous work in youth ministries and as a Creative Arts director informs my work today with teens and creative clients. I'm a published author and regularly speak at conferences, churches, retreats, schools, and other organizations on topics around mental health.
Whether you're new to therapy or giving it another try, in crisis or looking to enhance your healing work with trauma-focused therapy, I'd welcome the opportunity to discuss how I could be of service to you. I look forward to the conversation.