I was born and raised in San Diego and have also lived in many other beautiful cities in the USA. I am a cat lover and a budding musician. I am a traveler of the world and a cinema and music enthusiast. I have a true love for interpersonal relationships. My fascination with people is what led me to pursue a career as a therapist. My main goal in working with people is to help empower them using truth without judgment. I bring realness and warmth into the room with my clients and it is my utmost priority to build a strong relationship with them.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have experience treating mood disorders, relationship issues, family conflict, and self esteem issues. I specialize in the treatment of disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image dissatisfaction. Since 2013, I have been working with the eating disorder population including adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked at various levels of treatment care including residential, day treatment, and intensive outpatient. I incorporate components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into my practice. I also provide Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR.
I am currently completing intensive training in Radically Open DBT. I am supervised by Dr. Angela Klein, who is the only intensively trained RO-DBT Therapist in Southern California. I provide RO-DBT services at Centered Ground in Carlsbad California.
I am multicultural and LGBTQIA affirming. I am passionate about social justice.
I earned my bachelor’s degree from Cal State University San Marcos in 2009. I then went on to earn my master’s degree at Azusa Pacific University in 2013.
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