Supervised by Chris Ioimo, LMFT 50186
M.S. Counseling, Hope University (in progress)
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota
I believe the journey to wellness is possible for everyone through building self-awareness and discovering ways to work with the body, mind, and soul to handle stress and trauma. My goal is to create a safe space where clients come to know more about themselves in order to live authentically and examine the influence our inner experiences have on our actions and behaviors.
I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety and those needing to process trauma. My personal journey to mental wellness allows me to empathize with those living with such issues. With a Master's in Education and 15 years of teaching experience in high schools, I also can work with the wide variety of challenges adolescents and college-aged individuals face, as well as the tremendous pressure educators deal with daily.
I am married to my husband of 20 years and a mother to two tween/teen boys. I am also a musician who loves spending time in nature, both of which fill my soul. Though I am a transplant from the upper Midwest, the landscape of Southern California has captured my heart and convinced me there is a little bit of heaven to experience here on the beaches of the South Bay.
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Family / Marital
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Trauma and PTSD
- Adolescent / Teenager (14 to 19)