I approach you as a whole-person, understanding that true healing takes place on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Psychotherapy with me is an opportunity to for you to explore your experiences and gain the insight, understanding and awareness needed for transformation. Through EMDR Therapy and Somatic Experiencing, I assist you in stabilizing, increasing resliency, and growing. I respect and honor the search for meaning that often takes place during difficult times, and blend psychology, spirituality, and contemplative practices in my counseling work.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about my work. I have always been intuitive and compassionate, and I knew as a young child I would put these qualities to use in my professional life. After years of working in non-profit and higher education settings, I launched my psychotherapy practice. I appreciate the focused time I can offer my clients in private practice, and the freedom to run my counseling business in a way that leaves me energized and engaged.
I hold an M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California State University. I earned my B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), the Ventura County Chapter of CAMFT, and EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association. I am a Somatic Experiencing Advanced level Participant, and am trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model.