Promoting positive change and healing in individuals, families, and society as whole has always been a central focus of my life. I have been involved in mental health, social services, and social science research since 2005.
I have experience in a number of settings including psychiatric hospitals, schools, residential treatment facilities, correctional facilities, and clients' homes.
I was born in Berkeley, California and I have lived the majority of my life in the Bay Area. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and was involved in research exploring cognition and child development. I completed my M.A. in counseling psychology from the Wright Institute and pursued clinical work in the field of community mental health ever since. I have advanced training in mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
In my free time I love to listen to and play music. I also enjoy traveling, hiking, basketball, and political engagement. I believe having a diverse array of interests and activities that promote a healthy body and personal fulfillment are important for holistic health and wellness!