About

I know what you’re going through because I’ve been there. Waking up sick and not remembering events from the night before, regretting things that you did or said, feeling like life is out of control.

I found that learning to ask for help and finding the right people to guide me was crucial to my recovery. I’d be honored to be one of those people for you.

Since I’ve been there, I know what it takes to get through it. I work best with people who are so sick of feeling bad that they’re open to taking suggestions. I can’t do it for you. You have to do the work and I am thrilled to help support you in that.

I practice a holistic and person-centered approach, using cognitive, mindfulness, trauma-focused techniques and laughter to help you stay sober, heal, improve your relationships and learn tools that can uplift and calm you.

Prior to private practice, I was an Individual Counselor, Group Therapist and Family Therapist at a Drug Rehabilitation Center for adults that struggled with co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental health). Many of my clients there struggled with alcoholism, marijuana addiction, depression, anxiety and codependency. Before that I provided individual therapy and group skills at a community college and at a mental health agency where I worked with clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, and LGBTQIA issues.

Aside from therapy, I’m also a certified Yoga Instructor and have been blessed to share the benefits of yoga at an LGBTQ+ center, a rehab, a sober living, a mental health agency, a women’s jail and in yoga studios. I’ve found Yoga to be extremely supportive of my own and my client’s mental health and sobriety.

I earned my Masters in Social Work from California State University at Dominguez Hills. My program focused on Critical Race Theory and I completed a Capstone on Mental Health and Nutrition. I went into social work because of its emphasis on systems and social justice. Whether it’s battling the injustice of cultural norms and messages that allow substance abuse and codependency to thrive, or the system you will create for yourself through treatment, I believe these are the keys to recovering. 

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