My professional experience
I earned my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from UCLA, and was awarded my license to practice psychotherapy in 2001. Since 2004, I have offered individual psychotherapy, couples' and family counseling, and group therapy at my office in Huntington Beach, California. After ten years of private practice, I was deep in my difficult journey to motherhood. I sought training that would inspire me and provide an outlet for my grief and frustration. I discovered the transformative experience of art and became a Certified Expressive Arts Practioner (CEAP) in 2013. I then followed my instincts to attend trainings in Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction (MBSR) through the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, UC Irvine, in 2014 and 2015. These experiential programs awoke a creative spark and provided the outlets I needed to persevere. In 2017 I completed professional training in Perinatal Mental Health. In Spring 2019 I studied and practiced Mindful Self-Compassion and completed advanced trainings in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Since relocating to Seattle in 2019, I am studying somatic-based interventions to gently guide clients to release the stress of reproductive trauma and loss . I provide telehealth to residents of California and a hybrid of telehealth and in-person services in Washington State. I am a maternal mental health provider for Postpartum Support International (postpartum.net) and Perinatal Support WA (perinatalsupport.org.).