I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). I've trained at Southern California Counseling Center with specialized training for eating disorders at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS). My previous experience includes working with patients coping with eating disorders at The Krevoy Institute for Eating Disorders. Currently, along with my private practice, I'm a candidate in analytic training at LAISPS and am the co-the chair of the "Altered States of Body and Mind: A psychoanalytic exploration of addiction and eating disorders" a year long training program also at LAISPS.
With prior experience in both the entertainment and fitness industries, I bring an active, engaged and tailored approach to working psychotherapeutically.
I have a deep understanding of the difficulties people face in discovering their potential, overcoming obstacles and realizing the results and relationships they long for.
In my work with adults, adolescents, and couples, I deal with difficulties in relationships, personality, body image, the effects of trauma and changes in mood. Resolving these underlying conflicts that you carry can lead to healthier choices and the relief of self-defeating patterns and pain.
I believe therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist and that it takes strength and bravery to look within and recognize the changes that you want to make. I work to create a non-judgmental, supportive and nurturing environment, where clients are able to heal, grow, realize their inner strength and create the future they want.