Seeking out a therapist can be overwhelming...
It can be difficult to know where to start and how to proceed. Often times therapy is sought out when you are going through a very vulnerable time, and that can be scary. I want you to know that you are not alone and I am here for you in this process. We will address the “whole” you, as an individual or a family unit. Working together we will create a safe space for you to pursue growth and achieve your therapeutic goals.
During my senior year of high school I was assigned a project to research careers I was interested in. At that time I had two areas of interest: psychology and physical therapy. Both were disciplines where I got to help people but in very different ways. I entered into college on a path to pursue Kinesiology and to become a Physical Therapist. My path changed after completing an introductory psychology class my first semester of college. I discovered that I love listening to others, thinking about their issues, and teaming with them to enhance their journey of life. I have been passionate about learning and understanding people, relationships and society's impact on others ever since.
In graduate school I was placed at Rady Children’s Hospital for my training. I gained invaluable experience and training while working there. This lead me to become a school based therapist for the YMCA of San Diego, where I was able to see how the school environment impacts child and family functioning. I returned to Rady Children’s to work in the Chadwick Center and Outpatient Psychiatry, receiving training in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and mindfulness.
I have lived in San Diego for the past 12 years. I am a wife and a new mom. This allows me to understand some of challenges that come along with marriage, merging families and parenthood. I enjoy spending time at the beach, going on walks with our dog, baking and practicing yoga.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #91003
Education and Affiliations:
Play Therapy Certificate (in progress), UCSD
DBT and Eating Disorders, UCSD
Certified in PREPARE-ENRICH
Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy, Alliant International University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Point Loma Nazarene University
Therapist, Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry
Therapist, YMCA of San Diego County
Case Manager, Jewish Family Services of San Diego