I received my undergraduate degree with majors in both psychology and multicultural/gender studies with an emphasis in women’s studies at California State University, Chico and in early 2017 completed my Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brandman University. In addition to my formal studies, I bring to my counseling practice a lifelong fascination with Eastern philosophy and experience with multiple psychological approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused modalities.
My long-term interest in organic gardening, as well as in semi-professional playing of the sitar, a stringed musical instrument from India, have shaped my understanding of interconnectedness and the nurturing aspects of the therapeutic relationship.
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, l can help you deepen awareness around issues of self-sabotaging behavior as well as grief and accompanying depression. If you experience general depression or anxiety, I can assist in processing and moving beyond the discomfort. Skilled in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy as well as attachment-based family therapy, I am able to help you process trauma around life losses through diverse modalities. Recognizing the importance of the individual work we do on interpersonal and societal levels, I bring much empathy and authenticity in my work with clients from a myriad of backgrounds.