I am a therapist, business woman, mother, co-parent, aunt, sister, photographer, best friend, social justice advocate, retired chef and creator of my own life. I bring all of myself into this work in hopes to inspire you, help you reach your goals and understand how to create the life you want for yourself.
My journey in psychology began in 1994. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas in Dallas. I've always had a fascination with how human beings evolve, change, create certain life patterns, handle stress and get in touch with "who we are." I was dedicated to the field and worked alongside a Child Therapist aiding her in research and development. After graduation a Ph.D. program in New York City was next on my therapy journey. Just as I was about to start the program an unforeseen life change brought me to San Francisco. I was adjusting to an unexpected move across the country and trying to figure out my next step.
I didn't think I would be in San Francisco very long, and that was 19 years ago. In this chapter my plan B blossomed into a successful career as an Executive Chef, businesswoman, and founder of an organic meal company. I bring my unique experience of creating a successful business to my practice, connecting with many career driven clients in the Bay Area.
No matter how many catering jobs I successfully did, my deep curiosity about how the mind, body, spirit, and reality create who we are, as one of a kind individuals was in the back of my mind. I finally decided in 2015 to give it all up and change careers!
Like all my clients, I also have a great deal of personal experiences that have shaped me. Throughout my life I've had many valuable breakthroughs in my own therapy sessions and has accessed deeper parts of myself, met my vulnerabilities head-on and confronted my fears. My breakthroughs have also opened doors, healed relationships, and have allowed me to become the person I really want to be in my personal and professional life. Additionally it has broadened my passion for helping others see that change is possible!
BA Psychology - University of Texas
MA Integral Counseling Psychology - California Institute of Integral Studies
AASECT -American Association of Sex Educators, Counselor and Therapist, 60 hours completed towards Sex Therapy Certification