Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
As a Los Angeles native, I’ve had the privilege of being exposed to a multitude of cultures that exist in this vibrant city. This opportunity has been highly beneficial to my experience as a clinician; enhancing my cultural competence and increasing my ability to be compassionate towards others whose traditions and values differ from my own.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from UCLA, and I enjoy incorporating my science background into my practice using current research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology to educate my clients and normalize their experiences. I received my master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
I specialize in helping clients establish a stronger sense of self and improve interpersonal relationships. Having a background in family systems and psychodynamic principles, my goal is to empower clients to break away from negative patterns in relationships by shifting toward a more actualized self.
Using mindfulness principles and sensorimotor psychotherapy techniques, I aim to provide clients with tools to increase their mind-body awareness, developing resources to better regulate overwhelming emotions.
I have found these practices to be incredibly helpful in reducing anxiety and depression due to childhood trauma and insecure parent-child attachment. When we experience ongoing stress and trauma in childhood we often develop defenses to protect our psyche from harm. However, these tools that helped us in the past often become barriers to human connection and deep intimacy, as we grow older.
I am passionate about helping my clients empower themselves to respond to stressful life events from a place of strength and security rather than defensiveness.