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About Me

Empowerment, Compassion,  Resilience

If you're looking for someone who can authentically be on this journey with you, it's vital you find a therapist that is right for you.  For you to decide if I might be a good fit, here's what I think you should know...

Although politics is not a commonly discussed topic in therapy, this last few years has shown me that life is political and it shows up in more ways than just who I voted for in the last election.  So, here's where I stand and I stand here firmly and with the recognition that this means I'm not the right fit for everyone.  First and foremost, I believe in equity and justice for all.  I believe Black Lives Matter.  I am a Caucasian cis female and I stand beside the LGBTQ+ community as a tireless ally.  I work to uplift others using a trauma-informed and anti-racist lens and I do so unwaveringly and unapologetically.  I do not feel you need to align politically with your therapist, but if you strongly disagree with these statements I am not the right fit.


I grew up in Sacramento, CA and always had an understanding that I wanted to work with people in some capacity as a profession.   I left Sacramento and after two years at San Diego State University I was introduced to Social Work and this line of work has been a good fit for me since that time.  In 2000 I started my therapeutic journey as a Social Worker at a domestic violence shelter for women and children.  After five years there and one impactful year teaching 2nd grade in Monterrey Mexico, I moved to New York City and earned my master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University.  For the next decade, I worked with children and families in the foster care and adoption world.  While doing this work I learned many things, but what stands out for me most is the deep understanding I gained of how beautifully different we all are, and what utterly amazing things can happen when people engage in change and move forward with intention.

As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of the human brain.  I recognize the value of simply feeling heard, but I also encourage growth and emotional development, at your pace.



Here is some of what my practice includes:

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety 

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Infidelity/Intimate Partner Betrayal Support

  • Mindfulness Practice

  • LGBTQ+ Support

  • Parenting Support

  • Adoption and Foster Care Support 

  • Grief Counseling

  • Stress Management

  • Creating a life of joy and empowerment

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Divorce Mediation

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