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I am a queer, multicultural, first generation American from French descent on my paternal side with Greek-Italian lineage on my maternal side. I was born and raised in Santa Monica, California up until college. As an existentialist, I find meaning in helping others. 


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 worked in public relations for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible companies with the intention of supporting an environmentally health-conscious society grounded in equality. 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 completed my practicum at The Maple Counseling Center where I provided low-fee psychotherapy to adult individuals and groups. I furthered my education by completing trauma-informed, somatic therapy training at Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.  I have since become a Certified SP Level 2 graduate and Certified SP Advanced Trauma Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation graduate. I am currently enrolled in SP's Certified Advanced Practitioner Level which concludes in 2025. Additionally, I received Certificates in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and Psychedelic Therapy Integration through Fluence and have partnered with Journey Clinical to provide KAP to my clients in private practice. Furthermore, my love for working with couples influenced me to complete Level 1 and begin Level 2 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy at John Gottman and Julie Gottman's Gottman Institute. 


As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked at Resilience Treatment Center (RTC), Early Childhood Development Associates (ECDA), and Casa de la Familia (CDLF). My time working for RTC consisted of running weekly process groups, along with groups on mindfulness meditation, anger management, DBT, managing anxiety, relapse prevention, and gratitude. At ECDA, I conducted Parent & Me groups and play therapy with one- to three-year-old children. Most memorably, while at Casa de la Familia, I provided in-home, trauma-informed psychotherapy to individual and family victims of violent crimes through California Victims Compensation Board (CalVCB). 


As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I blend my various education, training, and experiences into my private practice. I assist clients with integrating their social and environmental existence into their mental, physical, and spiritual health regimen to create a well-rounded approach to well-being.


Grounding my therapeutic approach in Sensorimotor, Existential, Gottman Method, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy allows my clients to:

  • Gain insight into their conscious and unconscious mind

  • Understand how their past relationships and experiences influence their current ones

  • Develop new meaning in their lives by living authentically

  • Gain awareness of how their mind relates to their body

  • Develop secure attachments and interpersonal skills

  • Improve their romantic relationship using conflict resolution skills, friendship, and shared meaning





Pepperdine University 2017

Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy

University of Southern California 2010

Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy with Minor in Political Science




Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI):

  • Level III - Certification Course with Mason Sommers and Kelley Callahan (Exp. March 2025)

  • Advanced Training in Complex Trauma & Dissociation with Janina Fisher 

  • The Relational Nature of Shame: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective with Pat Ogden

  • Keeping Couples Regulated & Connected In Difficult Times with Kekuni Minton & Jenn Gardner

  • Level II -- Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, & Attachment Repair with Mason Sommers & Rebeca Farca

  • Level I -- Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, & Traumatic Memory with Mason Sommers & Rebeca Farca

  • Working with Younger Clients & Their Families: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to Child, Adolescent, Family & Group Treatment with Bonnie Goldstein

The Gottman Institute

  • L1 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm

  • L2 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Assessment, Intervention, & Co-Morbidities (Exp. February 2024)



  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Methodology & Integration​

  • Psychedelic Therapy Integration



  • New Advances in Psychotherapy: Learning from Psychedelic-Assisted Treatment

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 & Screening Prospective Group Members

  • Treating Co-Occurring PTSD & 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 & Companions In Early Treatment of Sex & Love Addiction

  • Sex Education for Therapists & Helping Professionals


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

  • Mind, Consciousness & the Cultivation of Well-Being


University of Southern California (USC):

  • CHEM 105aLg: General Chemistry

  • CHEM 105bL: General Chemistry

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

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

  • FSEM 100: Technology & the Environment

  • LAW 200x: Law & Society

  • POSC 436: Environmental Politics

  • EDPT 110: Motivation & Learning Strategies




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