I have experience working with teenagers and adults of all ages who are struggling with life transitions, grief, gender expression, communication, codependency, sexual identity, creative blocks, family dynamics, depression, self-harm, anxiety, self-esteem, romantic relationships, and processing childhood trauma.
I also have a background working with entertainment industry professionals, artists, and musicians, giving me insight into the unique problems that come up in those worlds. I am especially attuned to the obstacles that creative women, LGBTQI folx, and BIPOC may encounter in these fields.
My therapeutic foundation integrates systemic, relational, existential, and strengths-based processes, and I often pull from CBT and attachment-based theories to cater treatment plans to each client's needs. My approach emphasizes the importance of self-compassion, social support, and playfulness/humor.
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