I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I served as an Intensive In-Home Mental Health Services Therapist with Children’s Institute, Inc in underserved communities within Southern California for six years. I gained substantial experience treating youth, young adults and their caregivers in programs and departments including Wraparound, foster care, probation, commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), supervised independent living (SILP), and schools. Wraparound utilizes a collaborative trauma-informed, strengths-based approach to address needs of youth and families who have experienced direct or indirect trauma utilizing evidenced-based models and interventions.
I believe therapy is like shoes: one size does not fit all and treatment should be tailored to each individual to create a safe therapeutic environment. I am passionate about destigmatizing mental health treatment and increasing access to quality mental health care for all, regardless of social status.
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't. " - Rikki Rogers
BA - Psychology, California State University Fullerton
MA - Counseling Psychology Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University
Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS) Certification
I became a mental health professional to be of service to people, and represent high-quality care and a support system that appeared to be void in my community.
In my free time, I enjoy comedy, dancing, art, exercise, and riding my motorcycle.
I try to laugh and/ or connect with my support system daily to manage my mental and emotional well-being.
I engaged in some form of movement or relaxation to recharge.
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