I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and art therapist at Bright Road Recovery.
I received my Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from University of California Riverside and Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University. I have experience working with high risk (self-harm, suicidal) population and provide them with strength based therapeutic treatment through art therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
In addition to providing traditional talk therapy and art therapy for both individual patients and those in our eating disorder treatment program, I am extremely curious about the neurobiological processes that are involved in mental health, especially eating disorder population and how they impact ones thoughts, emotions and behavior.
As a clinician, I strive to focus on patients strengths and their self-determination, and provide them with tools that might aid them in reaching their optimal level of well-being.
During my free time, I enjoy interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and engaging in conversations about cultures, language and ethnic food! I enjoy hiking, swimming, visiting beaches and attending art walks. I also love traveling to different countries and learning about their culture, architectures and life stories!
I am constantly trying to explore patients interests and motivation, and utilize these elements towards their recovery.