I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Encinitas, CA and San Diego, CA. I earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from National University with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to starting my private practice, I was a Mental Health Case Manager and Mental Health Clinician working in Community-Based Mental Healthcare throughout San Diego County. My primary focus is to enhance healthy living and secure attachment for adults currently experiencing a diagnosis of mental illness. This includes working with families and collaborating with the Veterans treatment team. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). I offer in-office and telemedicine psychotherapy sessions to individuals, couples, and families who feel that therapy is the right choice for them.
I utilize tools of attachment and trauma-informed care (TIC) and cognitive behavioral therapy that focus on clinical applications of mindfulness-based stress reduction. My work incorporates the latest research highlighting the connection between the mind and body, and recognizing the great impact that thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and stress have on health and illness. My passion is supporting people of all ages in enhancing their well-being and discovering a lightness and love that is rooted in humility, grace, and joy. I am an active- duty Navy wife excited to work with Veterans and other members of the Armed-Forces community. I accept Tricare insurance and cash pay clients. Please submit an on-line referral at www.helptherapist.com. Thank you.