I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Thomas Edison State College in 2000 and completed my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in 2004. I became a California-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in 2007.

I worked as an air traffic controller for the Federal government for 11 years before becoming a counselor. In working as an air traffic controller I was also a peer debriefer for the FAA Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, serving as a co-counselor with a mental health professional to assist controllers in processing traumatic events they may have witnessed in the course of work.

I also volunteered on the Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Hotline.

I am relationally-trained, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and practical, practical, practical. Therapy is an amazing tool but NOT intended to be a crutch.

I have specialized training in couples counseling from Dr. Sue Johnson, Ph. D, creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Dr. John Gottman, Ph. D, author of “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.”