After receiving both a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Fine Arts from New York University, I received a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
I incorporate attachment, somatic processing, current neuroscience and mindfulness practices, focusing on trauma and secure attachment recovery. This can result in increased abilities to be self directed and regulating, and may create a clearer and more authentic experience of being who you are, and of moving into the life and relationships that you wish to experience.
I offer EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a leading PTSD and trauma treatment, as well as CRM and TRM trauma resourcing and somatic processing. I have completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 AF-EMDR training with Kim Cookson, a lead trainer with the Parnell Institute. This training enables me to work with complex trauma and attachment issues, as well as critical incident issues.
I work with a wide variety of clients, including those with addictions, dual diagnosis, anxiety and depression, regulation issues, and grief and loss. I work with individuals and couples, and I also offer parenting support and coaching to address developmental, and diagnosis and recovery issues. I also work with adolescents, individually or in family settings.
My approach is highly relational, and is tailored to what works best for you. It truly is an entirely unique process as each person who comes in the room is entirely unique. I try to meet you where you are.
I've trained in community mental health at the Southern California Counseling Center. While there, I facilitated the Best Practices Parenting Classes, and received further training at SCCC emphasizing both couples and family psychotherapy, and a wide array of theoretical frameworks, emphasizing community based mental health and social empowerment.
I received specialized school-based training for children and adolescents at SCCC and have worked in elementary, middle and high school settings.
As a long time student of yoga, I completed teacher trainings at both Yogaworks, Santa Monica, and with Master Yogi Erich Schiffman. I have taught trauma-informed yoga at SCCC-Watts, and maintain a meditation practice, and practice with InsightLA. My body-based personal practices greatly inform my approach in assisting clients to learn balance and self regulation, potentially supporting overall health and well-being.