Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist -
I believe that living a life where you can be your authentic self is possible. Whether this is together as a family seeking deeper and more meaningful ways to connect with one another, or as an individual on a healing journey, it is truly an honor to help facilitate and witness the profound ability we have as humans to shift from surviving life to thriving in it.
I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing under the supervision of Estee Diamond in my Encino office and Jackie Benavente in my North Hollywood office. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State State University and a master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Ottawa University. I have extensive experience working in the mental health field, with an emphasis on attachment and trauma. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, eating disorder treatment as well as substance abuse treatment. I am trained and passionate about working with families and couples that are seeking to find more connection, trust and safety in their relationships with one another. In addition, I have a special interest in working with teens, young adults and individuals experiencing various life stressors, personal growth challenges and trauma. I am trained in and utilize a variety of models of psychotherapy including Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Resiliency Model and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Skills and Expertise
Child or Adolescent
Mindfulness based therapy
Trauma and PTSD
DBT Informed Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Couple and Family Systems Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Trauma Focused Therapy