I’ve always been interested in the inner-workings of our humanity and the complexities of our relationships. I have an insatiable curiosity to understand and dissect the story, the narrative, we have about our lives—the lens from which we view what has happened to us.
This natural inclination led to a career in psychotherapy. I received my master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA. I did my post-master’s associateship at the Southern California Counseling Center. As a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) in L.A., I worked in a private practice setting and for Promises Treatment Centers, a renowned mental health and drug rehabilitation facility. At Promises, I served as a primary therapist and managed the family program. Over and over again, I was struck by the anxiety underlying the symptoms of addiction in the individuals and families I was seeing.
Due to this, I sought out training in anxiety spectrum disorders with a keen interest in OCD treatment. I was trained by the founder of CBT School, Kimberely Quinlan, in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I recently relocated to the Phoenix area from Los Angeles. I am licensed in both California and Arizona (CA LMFT-#82185; AZ LMFT- #15829). When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons. I love reading, watching movies, hiking and yoga.