I graduated from JFK University with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and specialized in Family and Couples Therapy in 2010 and was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2014. I'm honored and humbled to have worked with a variety of clients throughout the years.
I began my career in 2008 as a mentor for children with emotional disturbances from low income families and learned that I loved working with teens with challenges around depression, anxiety, and social skills. Later, I worked in a residential recovery home for women and their infants and toddlers as a parenting consultant and case worker, and learned that I loved working with parents and their families. As I moved into a traditional therapy setting in homes and offices, I delivered therapy services to victims of crime, adults working through anxiety and depression in preparation to re-enter the workforce, divorce, phase of life issues such as retirement and illness, and women and their children living in domestic violence shelters. In search of something new, I became a supervisor for an ABA therapy program and developed treatment plans and support for staff working with children with developmental disorders and their parents. In addition to private practice, I also volunteer with Ten Books a Home in East Palo Alto as a role model to teach preschool age children to love to learn.
Some of the therapy models I offer besides traditional Psychotherapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Play Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Restorative Approaches, Motivational Intervewing, and Nurturing Parenting.