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. 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. To my delight, I discovered the transformative experience of art and became a Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner (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. I have since completed a Maternal Mental Health certificate training through Postpartum Support International and am listed in the provider directory: postpartum.net. In Spring 2019 I completed a workshop in Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion.