I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 26 years experience counseling children, teens, and adults. Much of my career was spent as a counselor in the islands of Micronesia, where I had the opportunity to work in another culture and become witness to the various kinds of trauma that can affect anyone, no matter your identity. I have always had a passion to help people and my interests and experience as a therapist have led me to working with trauma with individuals of all ages.
I am a trained EMDR therapist and the results I see firsthand through EMDR therapy continue to affirm its effectiveness in resolving trauma in a way that is life-affirming and strength-building.
During my internship I received training working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues and their families and became a Clinical Program Manager in the field. I was also a therapist for two years at the Gender Health Center in Sacramento, counseling individuals in the LGBTQ community with an emphasis on the transgender population.