I love working with anxious, overwhelmed, sensitive clients because I’ve been there. I’ve been the insecure, perfectionistic student. I’ve been the stay-at-home mom battling with severe postpartum anxiety and depression. I’ve been through the trenches, and I get it. And while I’m happy to share what I’ve learned along the way, my story is different from your story. I want to hear your story, and then work together with you to write the next chapter the way you want it. It’s not always comfortable, and there will likely be growing pains. But in the end, I want you to feel so much better.
As a therapist, my secret recipe includes elements of Art Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Humanistic Theory, and Narrative Therapy. I’m not an aloof therapist who hides behind a notepad. I use a lot of humor and I’m not afraid of tears. At times I’m active and coach-like, and when needed, I’m a quiet, gentle witness. Past clients have told me that I’m welcoming, warm, and easygoing, and they can feel my caring from across the room.
I earned my MA in Marital and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. I have worked with just about every kind of population, but I work best with motivated, creative, and anxious folks. Currently, I am working toward licensure at Pacific MFT Network under the supervision of Tracy Bevington, LMFT (CA #53455).