My story

I am a licensed psychotherapist who is passionate about helping you understand your relationship with transitions and unexpected changes; especially those experienced through the loss of a loved one. I collaborate with individuals, couples and groups dealing with anxiety, trauma, grief and addiction as the result of life’s changes. Together we will identify and tap into your strengths and resources that have gotten you through similar challenges in the past. I can help you achieve better communications in your relationships, manage the effects of traumatic grief, and work with you to increase the likelihood of post-traumatic growth. I will partner with you to confront the toxic shame you may have experienced as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, companion your growth as a long-term survivor of HIV, support you in your addiction recovery and help you tackle quarter life challenges. I am dedicated to creating a safe, culturally sensitive space for my clients that is sex-positive and LGBTQ+ Affirmative.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I completed my clinical training at Being Alive in West Hollywood, a mental health and wellness service organization for people living with HIV/AIDS. At Being Alive I received advanced clinical training and supervision in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy as well as skills and experience that allow me to offer an integrative, flexible and inclusive approach to therapy. As an Associate MFT, I volunteered at Miracle Mile Community Practice (2017-2018) where I received advanced training and clinical experience in Narrative, post-modern therapy from a leader in the field.

I am a Certified Bereavement Group Facilitator and have served as a co-facilitator for the Teen Grief Group at Adventist Health-Glendale’s Beyond Loss Bereavement Program, volunteered at adolescent and teen bereavement camps; co-facilitated the Teen Grief group at Hillsides group home in Pasadena, and recently co-facilitated the Adolescent-Teen Bereavement Group at Therapy Heals in Pasadena.

I serve on the Board of Directors of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SGV-CAMFT) and a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT). I am also an active member of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).

I am currently accepting new clients in my private practice. Please contact me by phone at 213-706-7849 or by email at

Association Details

  • Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • San Gabriel Valley Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SGV-CAMFT)

960 E. Green Street, Suite 280
Pasadena, CA 91106
(213) 706-7849

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