I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 133456) at Therapy InMotion; Silicon Valley Therapy, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD, LMFT #97696 and Chandra Hoelsken, LMFT #89830. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in studio art from Marymount Manhattan College, and my master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology from California State University San Bernardino.

I grew up in the performing arts world, mainly dance and musical theater, and performing arts will always have a place in my heart. Whether I am taking classes or performing, or working with clients through the trauma and mental health issues that can come with that field.

I also really love traveling. I love journeying to and learning about other cultures and lifestyles through experiencing them, walking alongside them. To me, therapy provides a similar experience of the journey process – walking alongside clients through their challenges, through their goals, empowering them along the way to the life they choose to lead.

I have worked with a wide variety of clients, including adults, children, teens, families, and couples of diverse backgrounds. I have helped clients with challenges ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, chronic illness, and grief/loss. I have worked in settings such as community mental health, intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs for general mental health and eating disorders, and private practice.

Therapy with me is a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space, for facilitating learning and growth.

In therapy with me, we lead with curiosity, compassion, and a healthy dose of humor, prioritizing mental and physical health and wellness via a holistic and strengths-based approach.

As for therapeutic approaches, I use an integrative approach as I don’t believe that one size fits all. I tend to learn towards Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person Centered, Attachment Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems. In a world of perplexing disconnection, I gravitate toward an integrative approach to support clients gain the emotional connection with self, others, and the world.

I provide a safe space to explore the interactions between clients’ intersectional identities and the world inside and around them, with themselves, family and friends, and intimate relationships.

I’m not a regular therapist, I’m a cool therapist. Let’s be our authentic selves together.