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Santa Cruz Therapist, San Luis Obispo Therapist

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of psychotherapists and counselors where emotional expression, self-awareness, and personal growth were highly valued. This foundation along with my own healing journey and therapeutic work gives me a unique understanding of what it is to be both therapist and client. 


My family and upbringing exposed me to culturally and spiritually diverse groups of people through travel, interfaith initiatives, and social and environmental justice campaigns.


My interest and curiosity about the human identity, psyche, and relationships have been constantly evolving as I move through my own life as a sister, daughter, friend, professional, student, and partner.  My relationships with others continue to be the most important and fulfilling part of my life.


As a therapist, I try first and foremost to develop safe, non-judgmental, and trusting relationships with you. As we move into doing therapeutic work, I help explore your experiences, including the joy, pleasure, fun, and success that can be seen as the leaves, branches, and blossoms of a tree. I also work to gently uncover the more shadow elements of life; the challenges, pain, feelings of being stuck, and even positive aspects of ourselves that we don't acknowledge, that can be seen as the root system of a tree.  These often lay below the surface, hidden, ignored, and resisted. Without one part of the tree, the other cannot exist.  In this way, I see the importance of acknowledging the whole and complete self, so that these parts can be integrated, nourished, and healed.

"The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."                                                   - Carl Jung

"I am not what happened to me.
 I am what I choose to become." 
                                     - C.G. Jung
  • ​University of California, Santa Cruz, BA Psychology 

  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA in Counseling Psychology


  • Somatic Experiencing - Level I, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

  • Positive Psychology - The Habits of Happy People

  • 40-hour Domestic Violence through WSP SLO

  • Innovations in Trauma Therapy Conference 2014

  • Finding Context in Chaos: Couple's Work

  • Enhancing Neuroplasticity: Strategies for Rewriting the Brain. 

  • Disarming the Narcissist: How to Set Limits and Hold Them Accountable. 

  • Advanced Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: On Target Couple Interventions in the Age of Attachment. 

  • Remembering, Forgetting and Protecting the Aging Brain

  • Treating Adult Clients of Emotionally Immature parents 

  • Demystifying Personality Disorders 

  • Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse 

  • Emotionally Abusive Behaviors & Gaslighting


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #95757

Private Practice 

September 2016 - Present


Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern 

Private practice -supervised by Mathews Elijah, LMFT # 39223

July 2015 - September 2016 


Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee/Registered Intern 

Women's Shelter Program

June 2014 - June 2016


Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee/Registered Intern 

Lucia Mar School District - Branch Elementary, Harloe Elementary, Ocean View Elementary, Grover Beach Elementary, and Arroyo Grande High School

September 2014 - June 2016 

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Community Counseling Center 

June 2015 - November 2015


Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Counseling West

June 2013 - June 2014



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