My first life choice was as an actor having received a BFA from a performing arts conservatory. Life handed me challenge after challenge allowing me to learn the skill of resiliency and the desire to improve myself, which, in truth, was a grueling process. A process, I imagine, that might be similar to your own at this challenging time.
In the years that followed I explored various life choices and professions that revolved around human connection and relationships. It was during this time I discovered my gift of connecting with people and eventually became a Certified Parent Educator using the art of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
After studying early childhood education and neurological development, I started work at a preschool where I stayed for many years. I still relish teaching Parent Education at the preschool to this day. I then developed a deep knowledge of early early human development and become a childbirth educator. I continue to adore teaching childbirth education at a birth center in Silverlake.
I received my masters at Pacific Oaks College as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and spent my Traineeship honing my skills with individuals, adolescents and couples at the Center for Individual and Family Counseling (CIFC). I cultivated all my lifelong passions and life choices as a registered Associate at my private practice in Pasadena. I am thankful to say I am currently a licensed therapist at my own private in Pasadena.
It was clear to me very early in my training that I had a passion for working with couples. Everything I have learned in communication and parenting has enriched my ability to work with couples and parents. I completed my level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method couples work in 2017 and am currently working towards my certification through the Gottman Institute. I have trained in working with couples moving through infidelity using the Gottman Method of Atonement, Attunement and Attachment.
I warmly welcome all diversity and lifestyle choices into my room and strive to support the health of individuals and their relationships.