I provide safety, acceptance, and professional guidance so that you can freely explore your issues. Together, we will work with your fears, loss, and pain and discover your strengths and resiliency.  I’ll help you feel less alone so that you can face your difficult emotional and relational experiences and heal. Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relationship issues are some of the typical issues I treat.

I strive to be a culturally aware and inclusive therapist. I often explore the impact of systemic racism, homophobia, sexism, and bias against disabilities. I also look at ways that culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and gender influence identities.

Currently, I’m dedicated to trainings on understanding and treating racialized trauma.  I’m also working on increasing my  understanding and awareness of the impact of my own white privilege. In my personal life, I’m engaged with and support anti-racist movements and social justice issues. 

Education and Experience

  • Master in Social Work from California State University – Sacramento in 2005.
  • Pre-licensure hours accrued at California State University – Sacramento’s Psychological Counseling Services Center. Training and broad exposure to a wide variety of mental health issues and a diverse population of students. Provided individual, couple, group, and crisis therapy.
  • Former employment at two intensive outpatient programs for moderate to In severe anxiety disorders. Mastered use of CBT, Exposure Therapy, ACT and Mindfulness tools.
  • In Private Practice Since 2010.


AEDP Institute


Recent Trainings

  • AEDP 5 day Immersion Course – January 2020
  • 6-Week Study and Action Group through Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) – Summer 2020
  • 101 Racialized Trauma Course, Resmaa Menakem  – Summer 2020
  • Racial Trauma and African American Men, Yamonte Cooper – September 2020
  • AEDP 7 Week Antiracism Training by Academics for Black Lives, Jan – Feb 2021
  • Transformation through AEDP by Jerry Lamagna – February 2021
  • Self Compassion In Psychotherapy 30-week certification program – Current

601 University Avenue, Suite 222,
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 296-6972

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