I am an experienced professional that entered the field of marriage and family therapy to help others. I have been inspired to change careers to this path as my own life experience taught me about the importance of caring for my mental health to live my best life.
As a bi-racial, queer woman I have worked through the struggles associated with social pressure, the expectations of others, and the importance of building a family of choice. I became a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) instructor and support group facilitator because of my experience supporting and loving a person living with mental illness.
I have experience with aging and institutionalization of the aged and infirm as well as living with long term medical conditions. The stresses produced by managing health care providers, medication schedules, and medical emergencies can have a profound effect on our well being.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in leadership positions in Fortune 500 corporations. This has attuned me to the importance of work life balance and the stresses of the modern workplace.
The most empowering and beautiful feeling in life is to know that there are people who understand what you are experiencing and are there to support you in the difficult times. I can be a part of your support system through the services I offer, which include: therapy for individuals, couples, or families.
I specialize in helping people work through the dynamics of medical conditions, mental illness in the family, and social identity stresses (e.g. racial identity, LGBTQ+). I am also happy to support people who have concerns in other areas or make referrals.