A Little About Myself
My professional background includes obtaining my bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University and master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Sacramento. I’ve worked in community mental health for almost 10 years specializing in adolescents who have experienced trauma and are struggling with unsafe behaviors including providing support to their caregivers. While I have always wanted to become a therapist, I’ve recently discovered a passion for teaching as well. This passion started during my time as a clinical program manager where I supported associates in learning and expanding their clinical skillset. I believe that my associates know their clients best and therefore learn alongside them as each associate offers a unique, therapeutic perspective. The ideal relationship with my associates is one where I help guide them to their career goals and together solve how to best support our clients.
Above all I value time spent with my family, friends, and fur babies. As the wife to a first responder and mother to a young toddler, I understand the stresses that come from being a fulltime, working parent while trying to take care of the child, house, pets, and clients. Finding balance in everyday life can be hard and I’m slowly learning to practice what I preach by listening to myself and what I need weekly, even if that means doing nothing on Sunday but watching football with my family.