A message from
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 135589
Sometimes there are parts of ourselves, our thoughts, our desires, and our past experiences that are difficult to share with others. Maybe our social world does not reflect the acceptance and support we need to help us through the transitions, trauma, and life changes that can be difficult to navigate. The environments we’ve experienced, the communities we are a part of, and the society we live in, all have impacts that consciously and unconsciously live deeply within. Throughout this deep internal work, I hope to share in your journey of creating curiosity in a safe, judgment-free space where you can explore your inner workings and evaluate the systems you are a part of.
I engage with the community, society, and the world from a culturally-critical perspective. I approach counseling through relational, psychodynamic, and anti-oppressive lenses, engaging many pathways toward healing, including evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. I believe that when we are aware of our emotional and bodily experiences, we gain the ability to regulate those experiences.
I am interested in supporting you through transitions, trauma, and life changes that can be challenging. I provide a compassionate, playful, and collaborative approach to connecting mind, body, and emotion in the context of your environment and history. A lot of my work centers on anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, sexuality, self-compassion and self-exploration. I work with individuals, couples, intimate networks, and families. I enjoy working with BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other groups that have experienced disproportionate marginalization. I am committed to decolonizing and normalizing mental health for our communities
If you would like to begin or continue your journey of healing and self-discovery, I invite you to reach out and schedule a consultation with me.
Therapy is a process that ebbs and flows. Sometimes your healing process will feel effortless and sometimes it will be quite challenging. It can be a challenge to find a voice, a sense of self, and a path that feels authentic. I would be honored to help you find your way.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in family and child development, from California Lutheran University. I gained such an exceptional education and experiences at California Lutheran University that I continued my education with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy specializing in family mediation.
I’ve spent the greater part of my professional career working with children and adolescents. It is rewarding to be able to assist youth in practicing new skills, learning new things about themselves and others, work out problems in a safe supportive space and build on their strengths. Over the last decade, I’ve had the pleasure of working as an ABA therapist serving individuals with Autism, behavioral issues, and emotional disturbance. I have also facilitated many process and psycho-education groups for at-risk teens in classrooms through Ventura County SELPA and facilitated a process group for adults dealing with anxiety.