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I graduated cum laude from UCLA earning a Bachelor’s degree, in English with a minor in African American Studies. I went on to earn a Master’s degree from Phillips Graduate Institute with a specialization in Community Mental Health. I have pursued post-graduate training in hypnotherapy at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.
I began my clinical training in south Los Angeles with ethnically diverse and underprivileged individuals from low-income communities who were recovering from substance abuse and severe mental illness.
I went on to assist emotionally disturbed youths and their parents with navigating behavioral issues, trauma, and academic achievement. For three years, I provided counseling services at a rape crisis center assisting adolescents and adult women with healing from sexual assault trauma, sexual harassment, childhood sexual abuse, and other types of complex trauma.
Through humor, mindfulness, and psychoeducation, I draw my clients' attention to their inherent intuitive abilities and this allows them to discern the meaning of their internal and external experiences.
I use a Humanistic, Existential, and Client Centered approach while working through a Transpersonal lens. I also draw upon therapeutic tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Depth Psychology
Through unconditional positive regard and adequate responsiveness, you will experience emotional safety and genuine empathy. This will allow you to intuitively sense that you are seen, heard, and accepted while facilitating insight, self-acceptance, and trauma resolution.
Emotional and cognitive attunement within a therapeutic relationship will help you identify and interrupt unhelpful patterns in your relationship with yourself and your loved ones in order to create outcomes that are meaningful to you.