What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout- Rumi
Trauma-Focused Holistic Therapy
Heal from the past to create the life you have always desired
Feeling stuck, isolated, tearful, or shut-down?
You’re worried, fearful, on edge, and not sleeping well.
You are unable to understand your needs and set boundaries.
You may feel incapable or even unlovable.
You find yourself feeling triggered and upset easily, being unable to control or explain your reactions. Some days you may feel numb and checked out from life, just going through the motions.
If you find yourself in this place…depressed, anxious, and unworthy, then you may be experiencing the after-effects of trauma and traumatic experiences.
You may not realize that the challenges you are having are related to trauma or grief and probably blame yourself for your current situation and not being able to get out of it. You may fear that you will feel this way forever.
You Can Stop the Cycle
You are not to blame for the trauma you experienced but you can take action to heal. We can work together to find the root causes of your current challenges and heal the wounds.
Transforming Your Life Starting with Trauma Therapy
Finding the way through trauma to healing
Fortunately, trauma can be treated, with the right kinds of therapy.
We can work together to let go of the trauma so that you can finally feel free from the past that is holding you back.
You can wake up each day feeling that you can now more easily navigate life’s stressors and not feel controlled by past issues.
Imagine–finally enjoying emotional connection, meaningful experiences, and personal fulfillment!
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 neurodivergent 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 $185. A 2-hour EMDR processing session fee is $300, and will be pro-rated to reflect actual session time used. Superbills may be provided and I can accept HSA/FSA funds for session fees. 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
I have had the privilege of helping others achieve what they once thought impossible–living beyond self-doubt, shame, and fear. I would be honored to support you in your healing journey, empowering you to finally live the life you deserve.
Get in Touch
If you are ready to start living the life you have imagined, I would be happy to consult with you. At no cost, I offer a 20-minute phone or Zoom consultation to learn more about you and what you are seeking in treatment, 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,