I am a psychotherapist with a background in marriage and family counseling. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals and couples and have trained in some of the nation's top psychology departments.
I worked for 10+ years in the world of corporate publishing before making a career change into psychology and a life doing what I do best: helping others move their lives in positive and fruitful directions.
I truly feel that my "job" as a therapist and counselor is a calling and not just something that I do to make a living. I promise you that I know what it's like to feel stuck or filled with uncertainty about the right decision to make and I will do my best to give you insight, whether you're dealing with thorny relationships, parenting difficulties, job transitions, spiritual or faith crises, substance abuse recovery, grief and loss, or any other type of life challenge. Sometimes all it takes is an ongoing conversation with someone who understands what you are really going through to give you clarity and peace of mind.
I have two furry (feline) children and two human children (ages 9 and 11). I have been married to my spouse for sixteen years. I enjoy reading, hiking, cooking, and going to the movies.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Master’s in Clinical Psychology (M.F.T.), Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Pepperdine University, Irvine, California
Advanced Training in Narrative/Postmodern Therapy
Pepperdine University, Psychology Department, Irvine, California
Advanced Certification in Developmental and Child Psychology
St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, St. Louis, Missouri
Master’s in Clinical Social Work (M.S.W.), George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Bachelor’s in Humanities and Religious Studies (B.A.)
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Sober Techniques, LLC, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, San Clemente CA
Marriage and Family Therapist/Substance Abuse Counselor
Mental Health Private Practice, Orange CA
Marriage and Family Outpatient Therapist/ Medi-Cal Provider
Turning Point Center for Families, Santa Ana CA
Marriage and Family Therapist/School Counselor
Orange County Rescue Mission, Tustin, CA
Outpatient Therapist/Substance Abuse Specialist
Providence Counseling, Belleville, Illinois
Outpatient Therpaist/ Group Counselor
Barnes Jewish Hospital-Behavioral Health, St. Louis, Missouri
Mental Health Therapist/School Counselor
BJC Hospice/BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, Missouri
Hospice and Bereavement Counselor