My Education & Background
B.A. in Human Behavior | Ryokan College
M.A. in Counseling Psychology (Emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy) | Pacifica Graduate Institute
Ph.D. in Depth Psychology | Pacifica Graduate Institute (2017-2020)
After 17 years as a freelance fine artist, I understand the benefits and challenges associated with artistic gifts and I specialize in working with highly creative adults, adolescents, and couples. Although I work with many professionals in the fields of fine art and entertainment, I also recognize that living a creative life is not defined by one’s choice of career. Instead, it refers to a spark of vitality that lives within each of us, which is the source of inspiration and growth. My background in the arts informs my approach to therapy through a sense of play, curiosity, wonder, and aliveness.
I believe human beings have an innate drive toward the fulfillment of possibility. Given a gentle and nurturing therapeutic environment, the parts of our lives that involve emotional pain or discomfort often provide the most fertile opportunities for growth and healing. I view therapy as a collaborative process, which offers a chance to cultivate sources of strength, meaning, and purpose.
About My Current Work
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
I am currently accepting new clients in private practice. Our office is located in a peaceful setting in Westwood, CA
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
Advanced Training &
Professional Affiliations &
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
I am a member of CAMFT, an independent professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of marriage and family therapy as an art and a science, and to maintaining high standards of professional ethics, upholding the qualifications for the profession.
The EMDR Institute™, founded by
The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Open Mind is a community film and lecture series that is open to the public at no charge on the UCLA campus. ‘The Friends’ bring together scientists, researchers, clinicians, authors and filmmakers to discuss issues that pertain to illnesses of the mind and brain.
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