I have experience working with teenagers, young adults, and middle-aged adults 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. Specifically, 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, Gestalt, and strengths-based processes, and I often pull from cognitive-behavioral and attachment-based conceptualizations to cater treatment plans to each client's needs. I also appreciate an Adlerian approach to mental health, emphasizing the importance of self-compassion, social support, and play.
I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and am currently working in private practice as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #122690) in Los Angeles and Glendale. I received my clinical training 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