We meet as strangers coming together for help, support, and to take on what I believe is the most important venture anyone can – to truly know and understand oneself. The trust I am awarded each time a person shares their story is something that humbles my spirit and inspires my soul.
Witnessing clients break free from the limitations imposed on them by their own past, the pain of their lived experiences or cultural, religious or social constructs and find their way past problems to take back their well-being is genuinely the most rewarding part of this work.
I have spent more than 20 years assisting Fortune 500 companies as a Management and Communications Agency Advocate helping cross-functional groups identify their own needs and understand the needs of outside teams to collaborate and reach common goals. Throughout my corporate career, I recognized a need for encouraging people to find space for their well-being and I became a Therapist to follow my passion of helping people live more efficient and fulfilled lives. I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I am certified in Grief and Bereavement counseling and have spent time as a Hospice Volunteer. I am a current member of the following industry organizations: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), Spiritual Emergence Network (SEN), International Honor Society in Psychology (PSI CHI).
I work with diverse cultures and have extensive experience with east and western spiritual practices, faiths, modalities and rituals. I hold sacred and respect all religions/spiritual orientations.
I hunt for my own joy by spending time in nature, trail running, training for the next race, cheering at my son’s ice hockey games and cultivating a meditation practice.
Carl Jung coined a phase called ‘collective unconscious’ which refers to structures of the unconscious mind which are shared among beings of the same species. To Jung ‘collective unconscious’ has profound influence on the lives of individuals, who live out stories and clothe them in meaning through their experiences.
I am excited to see research is working in tandem to support these ideas. I feel it is important that through the process of therapeutic alliance, the human species (one individual at a time) lives, thinks, feels and behaves in ways that are more peaceful, joy-filled, conscious and caring both for one another, other species and the planet.