About

You’re in control of this process.

We work at your pace – and you decide what’s important to discuss. You are the expert on you!

I’m here to guide you along a path that will help you find your way to a life that feels balanced, satisfying, and joyful.

You don’t need to know exactly how that life looks. The only requirement to getting the most out of therapy is the desire for meaningful change. I’ll guide you from there.

It’s all about YOU.

Our time together will be exciting, sad, hopeful, challenging, and tiring. Good therapy can be exhausting! That’s because growth and insight are exhausting.

You may cry sometimes, and that’s okay. We will probably laugh a lot, too. But no matter what, this space we have together will always be judgment-free and full of compassion and empathy.

You’re unique. Your therapy should be, too. When I’m designing our work, I think about your strengths and your needs. I use proven tools and techniques – specifically attuned to your energy and spirit.

Your feedback is integral to this process, too! I need to know what’s working and what’s not so that we can make the most of our time together.

Bottom line – you’re ready.

If you weren’t, you wouldn’t have read this far!

You deserve to feel good. You deserve to love yourself.

You deserve to put yourself first!

About Me

Why me?

For over 15 years, I’ve studied psychology and gained credentials and experience in many modalities to become a more effective and skilled therapist.

Practicing in both in-patient and out-patient settings with various diagnoses, I’ve worked with people of diverse races and ethnicities, spiritual practices, and sexual orientations.

Diverse Insights

However, I had a few different careers before becoming a psychologist. I studied classical theatre in London and worked as an actor and director and behind the camera in film and television production. I also earned an M.Ed. in cross-cultural education and taught middle school.

These varied experiences added to my understanding of how people “tick” long before I started perfecting my best, “Tell me about your mother,” with a thick Austrian accent!

Fun Facts

I’m a bit of a dog fanatic. My family has two Wheaten Terrier mixes we were lucky enough to adopt from an international rescue organization. Found on the streets of Thailand and brought to Los Angeles, they stole our hearts.

It was love at first sight. Frequently, at the clients’ request, Sally and Abby sit in on our sessions.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I didn’t see snow for the first time until my first winter at college in New England.

I’m pretty obsessed with watching ghost hunting shows and listening to ghost stories on podcasts. I’m also terrified of ghosts. Weird, I know.

I taught myself to quilt while living in Chicago in my 20s and going through a severe depression.

I hand-sewed several queen-size quilts because I had never learned how to use a sewing machine.

I’ve since purchased my own and have been working on another giant quilt after a long hiatus. At my current rate of procrastination, I expect to finish in about 6.7 years.