I am a California-based licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working in grief, loss, and bereavement.
Working with people at end-of-life and helping families through the grief process has given me deep insights into and expertise in helping people heal through loss. This experience has also given me a different perspective on living, the importance of embracing the life you have, and making choices that impact your quality of life for the better. We all have obstacles, challenges, and encounter loss at some point during our lifetime. My personal experience with infertility has deepened and broadened my understanding of this journey. In my past professional roles as a medical social worker (2002 – 2008) and a bereavement therapist (January, 2009 – January 2022), I helped countless patients and clients process, cope and heal through grief. I also facilitated many different grief groups, creative grief workshops, and provided grief presentations for the community. I left my role as a bereavement therapist in January 2022 and transitioned into private practice where I’m able to also help clients with issues of infertility, something that’s very near and dear to my heart.
I believe connection, safety, non-judgement, and holding space is the foundation for successful psychotherapy. I’ve been told that my presence is calming, centering, and makes others feel at ease quickly. I have training in mindfulness, self-compassion skills, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, guided imagery, perinatal mental health, and grief and loss. It would be my honor to assist you on your healing journey.