I have been working as a therapist with adults, teens, families, and couples for over 15 years. Previous to my work in therapy, I was a high school history and algebra teacher with at-risk youth. As a teacher, I witnessed the benefits to being a positive influence and a mentor. The teens I worked with needed adults who liked them, listened to them and believed in them. And I realized it was time for me to train to be a therapist.
I graduated from Antioch University in Los Angeles with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the state of California, and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
My clinical experience is wide ranged. I currently run a private practice in Silver Lake, California, where I provide adult psychotherapy and couples counseling. I supervise and train three post-graduate, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, Morgan Rebane, Brenda LeShay and Marjorie Schuetz. I also work in the community as an advocate for mental health services in public schools. I provide lectures and seminars to students and parents, and supervision in community based programs. I am a community organizer and an advocate for women and families in need. I served as co-president for the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce. And for many years I've worked with troubled and at-risk youth in residential treatment and in the public school system.
My practice is LGBTQIA+ affirmative, and services are provided through an anti-racist, social justice lens.