Education and Affiliations

Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University

Bachelor's degree in Communication from Santa Clara University

Director of Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Family Tree Wellness

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

Counselors for Social Justice, Member

EMDR / Attachment-focused EMDR

Brainspotting for Childhood & Relational Trauma

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Trauma Informed Care

Somatic Experiencing

Expressive Art

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Life Skills International Phase I & II

Christian Counseling

Codependency Recovery

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples

Gottman Method Relationship Therapy

12-Step Recovery

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.