We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” — Brené Brown
I’m passionate about helping adults improve their self-esteem, realize their worth, set boundaries, process trauma, manage stress and anxiety, and navigate relationships. I often work with millennials and young adults in their early-mid 20’s/30’s. A majority of my practice focuses on assisting clients with developing healthy relationships, emphasizing the relationship you have with yourself. I also enjoy working with high school teenagers around a variety of issues, including learning to cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression, exploring gender/orientation or pursuing gender affirming care, increasing self-esteem, and navigating friendships/dating.
I help individuals balance compassion with accountability while making change. My approach to therapy is rooted in humanistic theory, while utilizing CBT and DBT techniques to assist you in gaining new coping skills and challenging negative narratives.
I have a special interest in working with and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals around sexual orientation and/or gender identity. During my undergraduate degree I interned at my campus’ gender and sexuality center. While obtaining my master’s degree I took the available electives that would later become part of the program’s LGBT counseling emphasis and continue to pursue continuing education opportunities centered around LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy. Additionally, I have been a member of Mind The Gap, a SF Bay Area group of gender affirming mental health providers who meet once a month to address topics related to the clinical application of gender affirming care, since 2020.
I also have a background in domestic violence prevention work. I have earned the 65-hour state of California certification to be a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor. I believe it is important to understand what is considered healthy and unhealthy, to recognize abusive behavior, how to identify “red flags”, and learn to establish healthy boundaries. Knowledge is power when it comes to breaking the cycle of abuse.
- Years in Practice: 7 Years
- School: Santa Clara University
- License and State: 126394 / California
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)