As far back as I can remember I wanted to help people feel comfort. I was always asking questions and wanting to know more about how people related to their world. In particular, I took an interest in why people get caught in their own mental traps leading to destructive behavior. While earning my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stetson University in Deland, FL, I discovered how my life-long fascination with behavior and attitudes could help people work through difficult issues.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2012, I have worked with individuals with eating disorders and addiction, which reflect other underlying issues and trauma. I assisted many clients replace self-destructive behaviors (eating disorders, self-harm, substance abuse, and other maladaptive coping skills) with acceptance and self-love. I have broadened my scope to work individuals struggling with anxiety and depression. I have found using CBT and mindfulness helps clients build their own tools to live a full and meaningful life.
I believe therapy can benefit everyone who sincerely wishes to see a change in his or her life. Appropriate therapy can relieve feelings of distress, increase satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, create skills for managing anxiety, and help grow greater personal awareness and insight. Difficult changes have no specific design, but with help, you can learn from them, grow with them, and be better because of them.