For most of my life, I have felt a strong calling to be of service to others. I started this practice because I know what it is like to need a little extra support during different stages of your life.
I received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Sociology from UCLA and a Master’s in Social Work from USC. During my time at USC, I specialized in mental health and the severely mentally ill patient population. My training included working with patients in a hospital setting at Harbor UCLA, and in the community as part of an Assertive Community Treatment team. I received my doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Applied Clinical Psychology program. My focus centered on individuals, just like yourself, who at times struggle to meet life’s demands.
For over 15 years, I have worked to promote mental health and wellness in various capacities, including as an Adjunct Professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, a clinician and clinical supervisor for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and providing crisis intervention as a member of the Psychiatric Mobile Response Team.
I believe having a life-work balance is very important to emotional well-being; in my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, staying active, pursuing my faith and traveling.