About me

I am curious about understanding your experiences, challenges faced, and meanings made. We will work collaboratively to connect you with your values and preferences. I work with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups, cultivating growth and healing by building relationships shaped by meaning-making, accountability, and care.
Change happens symbiotically in relationships. Therapy is the link to starting the healing process. I promise to bring dignity, intellect, compassion, humor, and transparency into each session.
Our sense of identity can be in crisis due to the burdensome societal expectations placed on us. I believe there is no greater agony than a story untold. It is empowering to learn about ourselves and choose how to proceed. I am devoted to social justice, honoring intimate knowledge of individual lives, and standing against all forms of violence, abuse, marginalization, and oppression.
Often, our needs are the same. Fearlessly embrace and express who we are without shame. Gain distance from anxiety and worry. Shine brighter. Experience joy. Love and be loved. Belonging is important. I am here to offer acceptance, compassion, and understanding and, more important, to help you develop this for yourself. This process is a commitment to my clients to help them discover what makes life valuable and meaningful.
So much of what I love about my work as a therapist and adjunct faculty member at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where I teach clinical psychology graduate courses is getting to know people and helping them through life, one step at a time, no matter who they are or where they are on their path. I can say for certain I am looking forward to meeting you and, if I’m lucky enough, walking alongside you for a time, wherever you are.

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

-Maya Angelou