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What is an MFT?
MFT stands for Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, which means that I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have obtained a minimum of 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.
Does that mean you only see people who are married and/or have families?
Nope. MFTs work with individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. We work with people on issues that impact relationships of all kinds: romantic, work, family, etc.
What kind of therapist are you?
I use cognitive behavioral therapy from a person-centered approach.
What's that?
I'm interested in how your thoughts affect your emotions, and in turn, your behaviors. I can help you identify and change self-destructive thought patterns, which lead to problematic actions. I do this in a way that is down to earth and takes your lead, as ultimately, you are the expert in your own life.
That sounds nice, but how are you different from other therapists?
I believe in the transformative power of humor and use this in sessions. Life can be pretty serious and it's important to be able to see the lighter sides to challenges.  I also consider myself to be a very creative person and think there's no point in doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. (The definition of insanity, no?) I enjoy collaborating with people on creative problem solving. I like taking risks and am willing to try new things, whatever it takes, to help you feel better. That's why you're looking for a therapist, right?
I will accept you as you are. Snotty, tear-stained, depressed, mean, self-absorbed, I'll take you as you are. Really. I like people. Even people who may be feeling and/or acting at their lowest. I think everyone has something to offer and that it takes a lot of bravery to expose your truest (and maybe not prettiest) self to a stranger.
I have a background in the performing arts and therefore have an understanding of the particular challenges of living an artist's life. Whether you're struggling with creative blocks, or having difficulty balancing your career with your personal life, I can help
Where did you go to school?
I received my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Theatre and Slavic Languages and Literature from Northwestern University.
What types of issues do you have experience working with?
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Addiction/Compulsive behavior
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Transitions
  • Quarter Life Crisis
  • Differentiating from Family of Origin
  • Creativity
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Movies, travel, dogs, photography, and pop culture (sad, but true).
Here are some of the great places I've been lucky enough
to offer my expertise:
Expressive Arts Therapist for seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor, Adolescent and Family Team.
School Counselor for children and adolescents with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Aspergers and Autism).
Therapist for women and children recovering from domestic violence.
Professional Organizations:
Licensed Clinical Member
Licensed Clinical Member