I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2015. Born a second generation Valley Girl, I've lived in Southern California all my life, earning my Master's in psychology at Cal State Long Beach in 2008, and my Bachelor's in sociology from Pitzer College in 2001.
As an eclectic therapist, I don't believe everyone is the same, so I don't use the same treatment for everyone, although it's important to be always empathic, friendly, curious, and collaborative. I believe humor has a place in therapy. I will not tell you what to do, but I will help you come to a decision. When I feel it's helpful, I may pull from modalities such as CBT, narrative, feminist, or psychodynamic.
My favorite part about being a therapist is watching people grow and develop, and it's an honor for me to be allowed to take part in this.
I was interviewed by the Girl Scouts about girls' mental health, particularly during the pandemic, and you can read that here.