MY STORY

I began my academic journey at the University of Southern California, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy with a minor in Political Science. From there, I chose to work in public relations for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible companies with the intention of supporting an environmentally health-conscious society. After some years working in the field, I chose to focus at the individual level by pursuing a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I now integrate my clients’ environmental existence with their mental health in order to create a well-rounded approach to well-being. As an existentialist, I find meaning in helping others. Prior to being a psychotherapist, I worked to help others foster well-being from a social-ecological perspective— a multidisciplinary approach that encourages healthy, socially responsible, symbiotic relationships between society and their environment. As a mental health professional, I now incorporate social-ecological methods into a holistic, mental, healthcare model with the goal of increasing my client’s environmental, protective factors and overall well-being. Grounding my therapeutic approach in psychodynamic, existential, sensorimotor, and mindfulness-based modalities may allow my clients' to:

  • Gain insight into their conscious and unconscious mind

  • Develop meaning in their lives by living authentically

  • Gain awareness of how their mind relates to their body

  • Develop mindfulness-based tools to help them connect their mind, body, and spirit to each other and their environment.

By utilizing an integrative approach that includes mind, body, spirit and environmental health, clients may learn to live a more meaningful and peaceful life.

 

 

ADDITIONAL COURSES, TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

University of Southern California (USC):

  • CHEM 105aLg: General Chemistry

  • CHEM 105bL: General Chemistry

  • BISC-120Lg/121Lg General Biology: Organismal Biology and Evolution

  • CHEM 103Lx: General Chemistry for the Environment, Energy and Society

  • FSEM 100: Technology and the Environment

  • LAW 200x: Law and Society

  • POSC 436: Environmental Politics

  • EDPT 110: Motivation and Learning Strategies

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Lifespan Learning Institute:

  • Mind, Consciousness & the Cultivation of Well-Being

 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI):

Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA):

  • GPALA 2018 Annual 2-Day Conference Callin' In Race: Finding Words, Finding Courage in Group

  • Principles of Group Psychotherapy

  • Preparing and Screening Prospective Group Members

  • Treating Co-Occurring PTSD and Addictions in Group

 

American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA):

  • AGPA Connect 2019: Two Day Institute - Process Group Experience (PGE)

 

Center for Healthy Sex (CHS):

  • Therapeutic Benefits of Coaches and Companions In Early Treatment of Sex and Love Addiction

  • Sex Education for Therapists and Helping Professionals

     

 

 

 

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