I have trained and worked in some incredible therapeutic environments. These varied experiences have been invaluable in shaping my philosophy. In the UK, I worked at a suicide hotline during my BSc studies. This was a unique experience that helped to shape my professional direction. While in my MFT program, I ran studies while working in a psychological research center. As an internship, I volunteered in the Capistrano school district, working on early prevention and behavioral modification in mental health, family, and self-issues. I also worked in a community clinic and a university setting seeing students. My favorite training experience was my pre and post-doctoral volunteer work at Orangewood Children’s home in Orange, CA. Orangewood is temporary housing facility for minors removed from their parents for abuse and neglect. The children inspired me each day with their positive outlook, ability to overcome their experiences, and desire for healthy connection and self-growth.
I was 12 years old when I realized I wanted to help others as a career. I grew up in South Africa but due to political climate, I moved with my family to the United Kingdom where I completed my undergraduate degree. Upon finishing, I moved to the United States of America. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, children, and families that are looking for positive change and growth in their relationships and themselves.
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist: California Psy 27467
- EMDR Certified in 2009
- Art4Healing Certified in 2013
Specialties & Issues
I've developed my own unique therapeutic style through many years of experience. As a result, I specialize in trauma and divorce.
My practice also includes marital (and premarital work); depression; anxiety; bereavement; as well as men’s and women’s issues. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
- Balance in Life & Work
- Cutting/Self Harm
- Eating Disorders
- Family Life
- Grief & Loss
- Health & Wellness
- Mental Health
- Mood Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Spiritual Growth
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Women's Health
- Work/Life Balance
My role is to provide support, healing and growth while honoring the courage it takes to cultivate awareness and change. I have an integrative approach which allows me to meet your unique needs. Whatever your reasons or needs for therapy, you will find a warm and safe environment for personal exploration and development.
Services & Rates
Session fee - $175
I do not accept insurance at this time.
I work with clients approved through California Victims Compensation Board.
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