Originally from Northern California, I moved to Laguna Beach, trading redwoods for palm trees. Putting roots down closer to the ocean has supported me on my own healing journey.
While I work from a place of hope and inspiration, I am not afraid to be with your pain. We cannot lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves and therefore I am a committed client to therapy myself and a lifelong seeker of knowledge and depth. I am always finding spaces and trainings to widen and strengthen my capacity to support my clients. I am gifted at providing a warm space for the wide range of feelings to be felt and processed, compassionately meeting you right where you are.
I enjoy working with adults who may have had turbulent childhoods and who continue to see dysfunctional patterns in relationship to self or relationship with others. I use relational work to guide you to your highest self to find a rewiring that is more regulated and in tune with your true needs and desires.
I truly love working as a therapist but when I am not in the office, I love to dance, surf, cook, read, hike, swim in the ocean, be with family and friends, and walk my sweet dog Sadie!
"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them."
- Ralph G. Nichols
Fit is important in forming a therapeutic relationship. I offer a free, 20 minute initial consultation. Please don't hesitate to contact me- I can help answer any questions and it is a great opportunity to see if I may be the right fit for you!