I grew up seeing people around me constantly hurt each other, whether emotionally or physically, and I yearned to know why this was happening. I dove into the field of Psychology eager to learn about human behavior and to deepen my understanding of the mind and resiliency. As I began working with adolescent parents and youth in foster care, my passion only grew more. I realized I needed to further my education in order to have the impact I hoped for. This led me to earning my Masters of Social Work from USC and a state license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
I have since focused on extensive training in play therapy, treating past and recent trauma(trauma-informed therapy), and working with family systems. I strongly believe in the ability the brain has to physically heal itself with the help of successful therapeutic treatment. Some of my other specialties include: family therapy, relationship concerns, LGBTQ affirming treatment, depression, OCD, anxiety, panic attacks, adolescent issues, and behavior management strategies with children. I've gained broad experience working with children, individuals, families, and couples.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Practitioner in utilizing EMDR, ERP, CBT, Play Therapy, TF-CBT, and Seeking Safety
MSW, Masters in Social Work from University of Southern California(USC)
Over 20 years of experience working in the clinical field
Over 10 years experience in addictions/dependency
Over 15 years experience with trauma
USC(University of Southen California) and University of Phoenix Lecturer(University of Southern California)
License No. and State: LCS21132 California
In order to experience our deepest recesses of joy and peace, we must first have the courage to face our fears. That’s why I draw from a wide range of research-proven therapy techniques to help transform anxiety, depression, and loneliness into joy, freedom, and connectedness.
So whatever your situation, our goal in working together is to help you find clarity, purpose, and strength. Through the therapy process, you cultivate an unshakeable resiliency that you carry into every challenge you face.
I believe the purpose of therapy is to help you become free from the grip of anxiety, depression, addiction, and hurtful relationships. As human beings, we all struggle. Healing is when these struggles no longer control you.