Grief & Loss
Relationship & Interpersonal Issues
I believe that therapy can be a place of transformation. It is important for clients to feel seen and heard in order to create a safe space that invites the conditions for healing to occur. I have a deep passion for creating safety, trust, compassion, and a sense of nurturing with clients to allow room for growth, self-awareness, a stronger heart, and deeper self-presence.
I believe everyone has the ability to heal. No matter where you are in life, I believe growth is possible. For many, emotional wounding can be healed when we can learn how to reunite the mind and body to feel whole again. I offer an honest and gentle space to help clients create more awareness of patterns that no longer serve them. These patterns can be the doorway inward that can lead to insight, healing, and freedom from feeling stuck. I like to think of the work as being a guide when spelunking into the depths of the psyche. Feeling safe is important and I work from a compassionate mindset to bring more of the unconscious, conscious.
I pay attention to and honor the therapist-client relationship. I take the time to track clients' needs, goals, and challenges to explore how the past is still showing up in the present. I believe we are wounded in relationship and only in relationship with ourselves and others can healing occur. It takes courage to face what comes in life and creating a trusted and strong therapeutic relationship can offer the right conditions for healing to occur. Together, it’s possible to act as architects in creating new paths forward that serve the client’s highest growth.
If we were to work together, I bring curiosity and presence while using a blend of therapeutic approaches based on your unique needs. I like to view the client through a holistic lens and will explore any impact of societal systems, culture, and inter-generational dynamics in order to help discover meaning, healing, and connection. I invite you to a free 15 minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit in working together.
University of Wisconsin, Stout, B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
Antioch University, M.A. in Clinical Psychology
Cancer Support Community,
Santa Monica, CA
Center for Discovery,
Woodland Hills, CA
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Suicide Behaviors: Assessment, Crisis Intervention, and Treatment
Los Angeles Chapter - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
Supervised by Shannon Kalberg, LMFT