Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
My work is my passion. I chose to pursue a career as a therapist because I wanted to help people resolve emotional and mental health issues and live free from anxiety, stress, and depression. Every day I see the real benefits therapy provides as my clients learn to overcome personal and professional challenges.
My clients come from all walks of life. Each individual is unique in both their problem and their response to the situation. We work together to resolve a variety of issues, from generalized anxiety to intimate partner violence.
I also work with professionals and local business owners to help them navigate challenges common with demanding careers. Professionals often have difficulty balancing work and personal relationships, meeting professional goals in extremely competitive environments, and dealing with stress or conflict in high-stake situations.
Your specific situation and your emotional and mental health are the focus of our therapy sessions. But I am always authentic and genuine with my clients. We have conversations. I listen intently and share my own experiences when I feel it will help.
I received my Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family therapy in 2013 from the University of La Verne. Licensure requires the accumulation of 3,000 therapeutic hours, which I spent serving the underserved at non-profits.
I am certified by the Association of Batterers Intervention Program to work in groups for men and women involved in intimate partner violence.
I am a past board member of the South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC Thrive LA) from 2017 to 2018. SBCC’s mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities through innovation and co-creation. We achieve this through our four impact areas:
- Access to social networks.
- Access to economic opportunities and resources.
- Access to services and support.
- Mobilizing collective action.
Currently, I serve on the board for the ARC of the South Bay. Arc-South Bay has taken the lead in providing gainful work experience, basic living skills training, leisure services, and growth in independent living skills for individuals with developmental disabilities.