After years of working in marketing and sales, I realized that life is too short not to follow my passion. I took a risk and quit my stable job to pursue a life long dream to become a therapist. I earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and became licensed as a marriage and family therapist.
My private practice is located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA where I work with individuals, couples and families, including children, teens and seniors. Prior to establishing my private practice I was fortunate enough to work in a psychiatric hospital, domestic violence shelter, grief support organization, Orange County foster care system, and in various inpatient and outpatient counseling centers. I am a member of the Orange County Trauma Resource Network where I volunteer and assists individuals in the aftermath of a traumatic event in the community. I am a member of several professional organizations, and host and attend regular consultation groups with my peers. I also mentor and work with students studying to be therapists.
I am married and we have two daughters and two dogs (that we also consider our kids). While reading to my girls when they were young, I was inspired to write and publish two children's books on the topics of grief and self-esteem. One of my books was featured and promoted by Dr. Laura on her radio show. It is my faith and family that keeps me grounded for the work that I do. During my free time I enjoy practicing hot yoga, making jewelry, painting using acrylic paint pouring techniques, taking naps and reading books that stretch and inspire me.