I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and worked as a writer before pursuing a career as a therapist. After experiencing traumatic loss as a young adult I turned to buddhist psychology to usher me through my grief. It was this experience that solidified my career path as a psychotherapist. I hold a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies where I studied the convergence of western psychology and eastern philosophies with a particular interest in buddhism. I completed graduate training in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street. Additionally I worked for a decade in community mental health providing substance abuse counseling, psychotherapy and case management services to at-risk youth and their families and dually-diagnosed low-income and homeless adults.

My clinical training and professional experience includes work with youth, adolescents, couples, families, adults and seniors. I have worked with issues such as: interpersonal dynamics and communication, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, acculturation, sexuality and gender identity, addictions, chronic and severe mental illness, poverty, homelessness, community violence and criminality.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#80002) in the state of California and a member of CAMFT - the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.