I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University in 1996 where I earned my degree in English Literature and Political Science. I worked in the entertainment industry for 12 years before returning to graduate school. I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in child studies from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2011.
I completed 3 years of clinical training at Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS), a non-profit community clinic in Los Angeles, where I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients, experiencing a wide range of issues. In addition to working with individual adults, I completed a 1 year training program in working with families and a 1 year training program in working with couples.
While at AMCS, I had the privilege of doing therapy out in the community. I provided therapy for students at Westchester High School for the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 school years. In addition, I worked for 1 year with children and adolescents at the Boys and Girls Club in Venice. Upon completion of my training at AMCS, I interned in a private practice in Beverly Hills for 1 year.
In 2013, I completed a 1-year training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at The Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. In addition, I trained and became certified as a Grief Specialist through the grief support and training organization Our House.
I recently graduated with a doctorate in psychoanalysis from The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis after completing a 4 year program utilizing a tripartite model of coursework, 3 control cases, a training analysis.
Currently, I have a private practice where I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, as well as individuals in the entertainment industry.