Hello and welcome to my website! I am passionate about helping people feel more satisfied, present, and at ease in their lives and in their relationships. Through our work together, you can reduce anxiety and decrease overwhelm by identifying ineffective patterns in your life.
Meaningful connections are vital for health and wellbeing. Therapy is a place to learn about where you get stuck in relationships, and practice new skills for enhancing your most important relationships. It is a safe place where you can get to know yourself better, so you can live a life that is in alignment with your values. Whether you are experiencing a crisis, going through a divorce, struggling with substance abuse, healing from trauma, or just want to make personal growth, the therapeutic relationship can be an important part of the process.
I have been working with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. My social work career began working with teen girls in a group home in Chicago, where I was born and raised. I came to California to go to graduate school, and am grateful to have called the Santa Cruz area home for many years. I have worked in schools, child welfare and family court as well as in private practice, and have been licensed since 2006. In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, reading, camping, and exploring our beautiful beaches and redwoods with my family.
Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
I do not accept insurance but can provide you with a Super Bill.