I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, working in the mental health field since 2001 with adolescents in residential drug treatment, counseling couples and families in relational discord, and providing support and educational services for current and former foster youth.
I have worked with youth and families in crisis through the YMCA Oz Shelter Services program for over 5 years. In collaboration with my clients, I create a tailor made plan to help each reach their goals. I prefer to journey and collaborate with clients in strength based, holistic and systemic models such as Structural Family Therapy, Emotionally Focus Couples (Family) Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. I earned my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University (a nationally accredited program) in 2008.
In my down time, I like to surf, spend time outside with friends, read, and enjoy a good cup of coffee.