As I have learned through my own personal evolution, therapy is a brave choice, and one of the greatest gifts, one can give or receive.
As humans, we are hard-wired with a need for deeply felt connections. Feeling valued and finding a sense of belonging are both essential human needs. Even with the best of intentions, feelings of love and attachment can be elusive, sometimes leaving us disconnected. That deficit can be profound. I provide a warm, empathic and collaborative space to explore, feel, and put words to these powerful emotions that have often been neglected. Together, we begin healing when we attend to these feelings allowing us to move forward to a more connected and joyful life.
I earned my Masters degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University (PGU) with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy, a specialization in Mindfulness and a concentration on the impact of an ASD diagnosis on the family system.
Prior to becoming a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I was studio executive in the entertainment industry for many years.
My decision to change course and create a new professional chapter as a therapist was purposeful. I felt a strong affinity for using my experiences, both in individual therapy and in life, to help others navigate the complexities of their internal and external chaos to achieve a more present and emotionally connected life.
As a proud mother of a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) , I have gained invaluable, in-the-trenches experience understanding the needs of ASD children and their families. Having a child with ASD is complex on every level.
When a parent suspects that their child is impaired in some way, the feelings are intense and transformative. On top of this new world order, there is a barrage of logistics to make sense of including therapists, interventions, doctors, education, and testing.
Understanding this difficult reality, enables me to provide an empathetic space and practical insights to work through these challenges together.