I have been working in the mental health field since 1996. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings to include an inpatient psychiatric hospital, outpatient mental health organizations, a foster care agency, a domestic violence shelter/agency, medical social work, and private practice. I am passionate about helping individuals to overcome obstacles to optimal wellness and flourish in life.

I am a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW #L5719) with a private practice in Hillsboro, Oregon.

I earned my MA degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University in 1999 and my MSW (Master of Social Work) with an emphasis on mental health from San Diego State University in 2003.

I have post-graduate training through The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI) in Berkeley. I completed an Expressive Art Therapy certificate program through JFK University, Pleasant Hill in 2008. Additionally, I pursued clinical training in Addiction & Recovery, earning a certificate in 2013 through Lighthouse University, AACC.

Kaiser Permanente – Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care – Hillsboro, OR
Private Practice – Lafayette, CA
Kaiser Permanente – Outpatient Mental Health with the Department of Psychiatry – Antioch, CA
Private Practice – Vacaville, CA
NorthBay Hospital – Medical Social Work
John Muir Behavioral Health – Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital
New Directions Counseling Center – Counseling Services
UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services – Outpatient Mental Health
Community Counseling Agency – Domestic Violence Shelter
Hosanna Homes – Foster Care Agency (FFA)
Kaiser Permanente – Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care

Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program – JFK University
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM Level 1) – Trauma Resource Center of SF
Addiction & Recovery Certificate – Lighthouse University
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
In my leisure time I love to create mixed media art, explore new places through travel, and enjoy nature’s beauty in hiking.

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