I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health from the University of Southern California. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, past trauma, and those wanting to further explore their sexual orientation and gender identity. Prior to private practice, I mainly worked with foster youth and adoptive families in community mental health and school settings. I have also facilitated groups for teens and young adults who identify as LGBTQ+ and have been through trauma. I am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, and SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress). I believe that in order to feel at ease and live authentically, we need to heal our wounds. Sometimes this can be scary and together we can unearth your full potential and help you move forward. I want to help you feel comfortable with yourself and the life you envision living. Through mindfulness and art therapy techniques, we can work together to bring awareness to your mind, body, and spirit. Together, we can change thought patterns that may be holding you back from feeling joy and continue the healing process.
I am certified in TF-CBT, Seeking Safety, and SPARCS; and trained in Motivational Interviewing.
Trauma, LGBTQ, depression, substance use, foster/adoption issues.