I have over 10 years experience working with children, teens, adults, families and couples. I am a licensed professional counselor with an MS in Counseling from the marriage and family therapy program at California Polytechnic State University. I am a certified Sandplay practitioner through the Sandplay Therapists of America, as well as an EMDRIA certified EMDR II Clinician.
My professional experience includes work with trauma, grief, abuse, violence in families, substance abuse, issues pertaining to poverty, bullying, parenting, options counseling, and life transitions. I have worked in agency, hospice, substance abuse treatment, school, pregnancy center, home-based and private practice settings. I have worked with clients from ages 3 to 93.
As an undergraduate I participated in research concerned with couples communication and began my journey interested in working with couples and relationships. During graduate school I discovered my passion for working with children in addition to my love of working with adults. Following graduate school I have continued my training and experience in a number of areas including Sandplay and EMDR.