I was inspired to become a therapist after someone very close to me died. The lack of bereavement understanding and support in our society became very apparent to me, and it motivated me to become a support to people who were grieving, struggling, or feeling stuck. No one should have to suffer alone.
I got my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. Prior to private practice, I worked at Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services; The Bella Vita, a residential facility for eating disorders; and Family Services Agency, Burbak, where I worked in the residential program for transitional youth, people at risk of homelessness, and survivors of domestic abuse. I've also co-facilitated a group at Our House for adults grieving the loss of the parent.
I have completed both levels 1 and 2 of EMDR training from the EMDR Institute.
I am a certified meditation teacher from The Shambhava School of Yoga in Colorado.