I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples and families. I work collaboratively with people to help them develop healthy relationships with themselves, their body image and food, and with each other.
I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a concentration in Mindfulness, from Phillips Graduate University, a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. I am also pursuing a certification in Imago Relationship Therapy, the center of which is a special type of conscious dialogue that helps couples (and others) move from blame and reactivity to healing, growth and greater connection.
We all have personal challenges to face and overcome. My own journey through disordered eating, poor body image, a complicated upbringing, a struggling marriage, and a dysfunctional family system that caused my children to struggle led me to where I am today. I went back to school to add wisdom and education to my own personal growth, and want to assist others in the healing process I know is possible.
Part of My Journey is Helping You on Yours
I believe that healing comes from feeling empowered, gaining a stronger sense of self, understanding recurring patterns, cultivating self-compassion, feeling alive, uncovering new coping mechanisms, and being able to make desired changes in a safe, nonjudgmental and nurturing environment. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is my relationship with you, and that through this relationship you will be able to understand yourself and make the changes you want to make.