I began my studies in psychology and psychotherapy at the University of California Santa Cruz where I completed my bachelors degree in Psychology and studied under some of the most prominent professors in the areas of: Developmental, Cognitive, Social, Personality, and Clinical psychology. I then continued my studies at the graduate level at John F. Kennedy University and received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology/Psychotherapy. While attending John F. Kennedy I did school-based therapy in the Silicon Valley providing psychotherapy/counseling to children and their families. I then worked with adults with moderate to severe mental health diagnoses for both Santa Cruz and Monterey County Behavioral Health Departments. Upon graduation I began my internship in private practice settings working with adults, couples, adolescents, and families.
In addition, I have received post-graduate training in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis' Fellowship Year program hosted at Stanford Psychiatry and facilitated by some of the most prominent psychoanalysts in the Bay Area. I have also engaged in professional consultation with psychoanalysts on a regular basis to inform and deepen my work with my clients. I am very passionate about continuing to learn and grow in my work with others and make this a strong priority in my personal and professional development.