About Me


My husband and I have been together for more than twenty five years. Our marriage has weathered challenging times. We have put in the hard work necessary to nurture our marriage and support each other’s individual needs. This has led to a deep respect for one another in our life partnership.


Together we have experienced the joys and challenges of raising our two beautiful children. Parenthood has allowed me to learn more about myself then I ever imagined!

I value my own self-care. I find that when I show up for myself, I’m able to be a grounded presence for my family and for my clients. I feel most balanced emotionally when I’m physically active. Kickboxing has helped me develop both physical and internal strength. I use endurance races as a way to challenge my own limits.

I feel most alive when I’m traveling, whether locally, throughout the states, or abroad. Every aspect of nature gives me peace and has taught me to enjoy the beauty each moment can possess. I love to run on local trails, spend time with close friends, camp with my family, and watch the waves of the Pacific Ocean.



Professional Beliefs

People fascinate me and I have always had a deep interest in listening to people share their life stories. I strive to connect with people on a daily basis both in my personal life and in my office.

I believe in therapy, that people are inherently good, and that everyone has internal strength to endure even the hardest moments in life. I am honored when people allow me to support and guide them through life challenges.

I strive to create an environment in my office where people can be themselves. I take time to get to know each individual and family I work with. With shared respect, I provide direct feedback, recommendations, and tools for my clients to take the steps towards a healthier and happier life. I encourage facing discomfort to create change, development of healthy life skills, and finding balance in life.

I promote finding ways to challenge yourself, and know that the process will be unique to each person I work with. In addition to therapy, I advocate daily exercise and proper nutrition to improve your mental well-being.

Education & Clinical Experience

My journey into this field began at the University of California Davis, where I provided crisis counseling for college students and ABA therapy for a young boy with Autism.
I moved to the Bay area to attend graduate school. While in my graduate program, I provided individual and group therapy to high school students attending a very competitive college prep school.



From 2001-2007 I worked as a Clinician in a non-profit Residential treatment facility. I provided individual, group, and family therapy to at risk youth placed through the foster system, juvenile probation, and education system. I worked closely with large treatment teams to stabilize these adolescent’s complex clinical issues.

For seven years prior to starting my private practice, I was employed by Kaiser Santa Clara and worked as a Clinician in Psychiatry. This allowed me to become a well-rounded Therapist and develop competence to treat a broad range of life challenges and treatment issues that children, adolescents, adults, and families face. I also held the position as the Anxiety Champion in my clinic and attended regional conferences regularly.

As a Therapist in private practice I’m able to make treatment and session frequency recommendations based on a client’s need, rather than corporation constraints. This has made my transition to private practice very rewarding.



Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California Davis, 1998.

Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2001.

Obtained my license as a Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of CA, March 2006.


Professional Associations


California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Professional Member of IOCDf (International OCD foundation)

SPACE trained Provider (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions)