I work with all ages from all walks of life, helping process grief, gender expression, life transitions, communication, codependency, sexual identity, creative blocks, family dynamics, depression, self-harm, anxiety, self-esteem, romantic relationships, and childhood trauma.
I also have a background working with entertainment industry professionals, artists, and musicians, giving me a unique insight into the specific problems that come up in those worlds. I am especially attuned to the obstacles that creative women, LGBTQI+, and BIPOC may encounter in these fields.
My therapeutic foundation integrates systemic, relational, existential, somatic, and strengths-based processes. I often pull from IFS, CBT, and attachment-based theories to craft treatment plans specific to each client's needs. My approach emphasizes the importance of self-compassion, social support, and playfulness/humor -- I am direct, and will compassionately challenge my clients when needed.
I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I focused on Systemic, community-based therapy. I accrued my clinical training hours at Glendale Community College, where I worked with a diverse student population of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and sexualities.
My approach is warm, direct, and collaborative, and my goal is for clients to leave therapy with ample techniques and skills in their toolboxes that they can use throughout their lives. I support my clients compassionately while also challenging them to push past the discomfort of growth, to create their own definitions of balance, and to increase their capacity for joy, connection, and overall fulfillment.
12-Step Recovery Programs
Entertainment industry challenges
Creatives: actors, writers, directors, musicians + artists