I have 18 years of clinical experience working with people in healthcare settings. The focus of my work has been crisis intervention, case management, coping with illness, substance abuse, and mental health. I work part-time for a large hospital system and part-time in private practice. I have a passion for helping people to make the best of their lives, no matter what their circumstances.
I focus on treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Chronic Illness, Substance Abuse, Grief, Trauma and Adjustment Disorders. I utilize strengths based, humanistic, psychodynamic, and somatic perspectives in my work. I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Somatic Experiencing. I also maintain a CMT license and have extensive training in deep-tissue massage therapy. My bachelor’s degree is from SDSU and my master’s is from UC Berkeley.
I live an active personal life, with an emphasis on balancing professional commitments with self-care and exploration. My past times includes exercise, yoga, surfing, traveling, and spending time in nature. I wish to inspire people to live an authentic, fulfilling, and healthful life.