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I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and am currently practicing in Los Angeles, with offices in Culver City and Pasadena.

I offer a hybrid way of working--utilizing a mix of online and in-person sessions that suit your lifestyle and schedule.

A Bit About Me

I definitely took the scenic route on the way to becoming a therapist. A degree in journalism and communications landed me a job at an advertising agency.  After shooting my first commercial, I realized where I belonged.  With a move from the Midwest to Los Angeles, I started my career behind the camera and enjoyed (at least most days) a successful career in the film production industry for 25+ years (specifically advertising & TV commercials). There were other passions I explored over the years—travel, wildlife photography, and yoga. I am grateful to say that through the years I’ve had the love and support of my husband, family, and friends, and a few therapists who inspired me along the way.

 

I’m passionate about being a therapist and about working with people who are actively seeking a new and different experience of themselves and their relationships. Whether it’s about finding your purpose, understanding your past, or finding deeper connections in your relationships, I view myself as your guide and confidant along the way to being the best version of you.

Experience

Clinical Experience + Education

Training + Expertise

Affiliations

• Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles.

• Volunteer counselor at Antioch Community Therapy Services (ACTS), a free community clinic offering services during the pandemic

• Volunteer counselor working with individual, teens, couples and families at Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC), a non-profit community mental health center.

• School-based counselor at John Burroughs Middle School and Fairfax High School.

• EMDR Trained Therapist through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness

• Flash Technique with founder Philip Manfield, PhD

• PACT Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (training currently)

• Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Trained Couples Therapist

• CRM (Community Resilience Model) from the Trauma Resource Institute

• SCCC Training Programs, including EMDR-AF, Trauma & Resiliency program, Couples, Family, & Adolescent intensive training, and Clinical Skills training

• CAMFT - California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

• EMDRIA - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association

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