I graduated from Santa Clara University in 2009, with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Health Emphasis. I have been licensed since 2016. Specifically, I researched and wrote about issues pertaining to infertility, grief, and loss. I also did research and wrote about adolescents diagnosed with conduct disorder. Also, I have studied the importance of the mind/body connection and offer techniques to support Mindfulness techniques. These are skills I use in my practice and my own life, today.
In addition to other areas, I specialize in infertility and how it impacts individuals, couples and families. Also, I specialize in grief and loss issues, as they arise when we experience a multitude of different challenges in our life, including: a death of a loved one or pet, loss of a job or relationship, and an unwanted health diagnosis as well as other unexpected changes in one's life.
I also have over 15 years of experience working with adolescents and families in the juvenile justice system. Specifically, I have worked with young people who have dealt with bullying, child abuse, anxiety, depression, peer pressure and family related problems. I am experienced in working with young people who have suffered from trauma, abuse, and have participated in self-harming behaviors.
One area that I am very passionate about is helping clients to find their voice and to develop healthy boundaries in relationships. I find that this area of my work has helped all of my clients and they leave our work feeling more confident, self-assured and lead happier lives.