I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and the beautiful landscape of the Pacific Northwest. I received my Bachelor of Science in Spanish Language & Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2007 and moved to Southern California in 2009 to attend USC’s Graduate School of Social Work.
I have a true passion for meeting people where they’re at, using a nonjudgmental approach, and exploring an individual’s true, unique goals and voice. I was trained in Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change, Harm Reduction and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and, based on a personal experience visiting Thailand as a young adult, I also incorporate mindfulness and meditation into my work. I have experience working with people overcoming substance use and addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety and life adjustment and relationship issues. I have
been Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 2014.