About Me

 

I believe EVERY person deserves a happy and productive life. My goal is to help you discover what you are capable of and how you can feel happy in the life you have.

Regardless of your race, gender, sexuality, or ability, you can discover how to live in a world that may not seem like it’s on your side.

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Temecula, California. I specialize in counseling with adolescents, and adults that feel marginalized in their community.  I have more than 10 years experience providing therapy to people like you who are looking to change the way they feel about themselves.

My life experiences that began on the East Coast have helped my become the therapist I am today.  I was raised in a multi racial, multi cultural family.  My  life’s journey has led me to enjoy the broad diversity the world has to offer.  Through trails and tribulations I found myself wanting to help others find their own happiness and love my career.

After ending my career in film and television, I began working with children with autism at The Help Group. While there, I found my passion for working with others in challenging situations.  After graduating from Antioch University LA, I’ve gained a wide range of experience working with at-risk youth, foster children, and teens.  The core of my private practice is to offer everyone a safe place to explore their feelings.  I am particularly versed in working with individuals, couples and families that are;

  • Special Needs
  • LGBTQI
  • Military and Veterans
  • Entertainment Industry

My training is a collection of academics and life experience.  Along the way I have managed to become lucky enough to find a family of my own.  I am a wife  and mother of two boys that have some special needs.  I attempt to learn as much from my clients as I hope they learn from me. My greatest lesson comes from the understanding that you never know what can happen, but you can learn how to respond to the ups and downs.

 

I work with adolescents and adults; individually or as a family. Although I have my areas of expertise, I love to work with people from all backgrounds. With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to help you build on your strengths and find your bliss. My goal is to help you feel empowered to handle life challenges.

Education

  • Antioch University 2007

License, Certifications & Awards

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #79622

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • California Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association