My treatment approach is strength based, positive and uplifting, versus “problem” focused. My style is gentle, calm, empathic, compassionate, nonjudgmental, respectful, relaxed and safety inducing. An area of strength is ability for insight around deeper meaning (assisting in making subconscious material, conscious; utilization of symbol and metaphor). I am also a Chopra certified meditation instructor and bring that as an additional area of specialty.
My Professional Background
Past psychotherapy experience includes being an online teletherapy provider, traditional private practice, Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Department provider, Hospice bereavement therapist, outpatient clinician at two Family Service clinics in different regions, individual and group therapy in various school settings (elementary, middle, high and university) and contract senior clinician in inpatient medical detox. Areas of focus and interest include women’s issues, self empowerment, positive manifestation, dream work and mind/body healing utilizing somatic guided imagery.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- B.A. University of Southern California
- M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
- Chopra certified meditation instructor
I have lived and practiced for extended periods in both Northern and Southern California. I am a mom who enjoys the beach, farmer’s markets, hiking, yoga, art, music, daily mediation practice and loves animals.