I incorporate an integrated approach influenced by my educational background, professional training, and life experiences. These include but are not limited to: strengths-based, attachment based, humanistic, brief solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness! For me, the client-therapist relationship is key to creating a safe and comfortable space to discuss difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This alliance is just at instrumental in the parallel process between therapist and supervisor. Ultimately, I strive to provide person-centered, evidenced informed, and culturally appropriate services!
What does all of this mean?
- Sessions are for you, about you, & confidential! We start where you are and with your immediate concerns for seeking professional help.
- I will stay knowledgeable of the latest research and evidence proven to help people with your presented concerns to streamline getting you results.
- I will not make assumptions about your traditions, values, or beliefs. I will be mindful how your unique story affects your presenting issues.
Education & Training
- I am licensed to provide services in California (LCSW 24619). I have 20 years professional experience, with 10 years as a LCSW.
- I have provided clinical services to people across all ages and stages of life. I have served in the role as a therapist, crisis provider, clinical supervisor, program director, and quality assurance manager!
- Graduated from the #1 School of Social Work - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Master of Social Work degree in 2002.
- Earned a BA Degree from UC Berkeley in Social Welfare with a concentration in psychology and minor in African American Studies.
Like you…I have a story. Born to immigrant parents I grew up in Greater Los Angeles. My humble beginnings provided a window into the complexities of life from a young age. It has given me a keen awareness of the human experience and the power of resiliency. I am human, woman, and authentic! I am flowing with intellectual curiosity and ready to learn more about your story!