What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout- Rumi
How therapy can help
Heal from the past to create your future
Trauma can be obvious, such as a car accident, the sudden death of a loved one, or being involved in a natural disaster. Other traumas are more subtle, such as emotional abuse, bullying, or even memories from early childhood that you are unable to freely recall. If you are suffering from feelings of inadequacy, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting with others, or achieving your personal goals, you may be experiencing trauma-related symptoms. I offer EMDR (with art therapy incorporated if desired), for effective and efficient treatment to support alleviating these symptoms and helping you live a more fulfilled life.
I offer a trauma assessment and EMDR treatment to support processing past trauma (including chronic and childhood traumas) and grief & loss that may be causing current distress, unhappiness, negative thoughts about one's self or abilities, and a lack of personal fulfillment. I would be honored to support you in your journey to recovering from past challenges so that you can live the life you have imagined.
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, can help you process and heal from past memories that may currently cause distress, anxiety, or fear. The basic EMDR process focuses on assessing your trauma history, preparing for memory processing (which may include development of emotional regulation and positive coping skills), processing the memory through bilateral stimulation, and re-evaluation in next session. I will, of course, review all of these steps and processes (and the more nuanced steps not described here) before we engage in them, to make sure you understand and agree with the use of EMDR to support your therapeutic goals. In addition to helping to heal you from past challenging experiences and memories, EMDR typically also demonstrates results and progress quickly, with many clients reporting improvement after only 1 bilateral stimulation processing session. I am happy to speak more with you about your specific history, goals, and to develop your own treatment plan.
Henry David Thoreau
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined"
Credentials and Experience
I provide clients located in California, New Mexico, Utah, and Rhode Island with a range of therapeutic supports to reach their goals. As a Marriage and Family therapist and Registered Art Therapist specializing in trauma, anxiety, and grief/loss, my treatments are tailored to help you meet your personal goals. I primarily work with individual adults and older adolescents. I often implement virtual EMDR to support healing from trauma and grief/loss. I am experienced with issues regarding anxiety, stress, and depressive symptoms. I support life transitions and development of communication skills. I also have specialized training in supporting First Responders.
I have experience with supporting clients with chronic medical illness or diagnoses and currently facilitate group Art Therapy for cancer patients and survivors, through Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles. I have supported many clients who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and offer a safe and non- judgmental space to explore issues surrounding gender, sexuality, expression, and culture. I welcome clients identifying as neurodiverse and have experience working with autistic and neurodiverse teens and adults.
Being based in Los Angeles, I have gained experience working with clients who work in all levels and areas of the entertainment industry and am passionate about supporting this specific population's needs.
In addition to conceptualizing your treatment through a trauma-focused lens, I also implement CBT, narrative, and psychodynamic treatment modalities.
I am licensed by the CA BBS LMFT #111449, RI Department of Health MFT #00222, NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
#0222061, UT DOPL #12925572-3902, and am a Registered Art Therapist through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. I completed my graduate studies at Loyola Marymount University in 2016. I gained clinical experience through working in Los Angeles-based community mental health agencies prior to developing my private practice in 2018. I am a member of professional organizations CAMFT, AATA, and EMDRIA.
I provide only telehealth/video sessions through a HIPAA-secure video system and am currently accepting new clients.
Fees and Payment
A typical 50-minute session fee is $175. A 2-hour EMDR processing session fee is $275, and will be pro-rated to reflect actual session time used. Payments are made through a secure credit card processing system and credit cards are stored via a secure and HIPAA-compliant client portal and will be automatically billed.
Some 'sliding scale' services may be offered on a case-by-case limited basis.
Notice about the No Surprises Act
You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. Beginning January 1, 2022, psychologists and other health care providers are required by law to provide uninsured and self-pay patients a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) of costs for services that they offer, when scheduling care or when the patient requests an estimate. The regulations implement part of the “No Surprises Act,” enacted in December 2020 as part of a broad package of COVID-19 and spending-related legislation. The act aims to reduce the likelihood that patients may receive a “surprise” medical bill by requiring that providers inform patients of an expected charge for a service before the service is provided. You have the right to receive a GFE for the estimated total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. . You should receive a GFE on or by your first intake appointment. You can also ask your health care provider and any other provider you choose, for a GFE before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or photo of your GFE. For questions or more information about your rights to a GFE visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises
Get in Touch
If you are feeling ready to move forward, I would be happy to consult with you. At no cost, I offer a 15-minute phone or Zoom consultation to learn more about you, offer space for you to ask me questions, and to determine if I may be able to best support your therapeutic needs.
Please contact me with any questions and to book a consultation or first session. You can most easily reach me by email,
I look forward to the privilege of supporting you in your healing journey.