I believe in the power of our humanity—to be fundamentally flawed, to experience real pain and loss, and to thrive when we feel allied in community.

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My Clinical Style

My clinical style is a collaborative and strengths-based approach. My goal is to highlight your inherent resilience and fortitude. While looking at past and current hardships, I help explore what meaning these experiences have had on your life and identity. I serve as a witness to the pain and also as a guide to shape new meaning in your life and relationships. I tend to give plenty of space for humor, laughter and mistakes because life can be messy, tragic and hilarious.

About Me

I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and my Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. I graduated with honors and am a member of Psi Chi, the Psychology Honor Society. I started my internship with the Pepperdine Community Clinic where I was trained in Narrative Therapy. I continued my work at the Orange County Rescue Mission/Village of Hope providing counseling services to homeless individuals, couples, and families, and led a support group for women with Methamphetamine addiction.

In 2013, I joined the Reasons Eating Disorder Treatment Center as a Program Therapist in the Inpatient, Residential and Partial Programs working with adolescents, adults, and families. Currently, I am a Senior Clinical Supervisor for the Reasons Residential Program. I have extensive experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), and am trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).

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