I grew up in San Diego, finished high school in Pasadena and went to college in Santa Barbara. Somewhere along the way, I realized that I love hearing people's stories and walking alongside them as they grow, struggle, fight and transform. I moved back to San Diego and shortly thereafter began attending Bethel Seminary to pursue a career in marriage and family therapy. Since that time, I have gained experience working with grief and loss, children and adults, chronic mental illness, trauma, conflict and pain; ultimately, I learned the importance of "home" and how we all crave a place to feel safe, accepted, known amongst trustworthy companions.
Since beginning my private practice in 2013, I have worked with a variety of clients who are all longing for a new home: from couples entering into marriage or contemplating divorce, families with children ages 2 to 22, individuals struggling with loved ones to wanting a loved one, and helping professionals who are carrying the burden of supporting others. With each and every client who walks into my office, my desire is to remind them that they are not alone and that I can create a space that creates more restoration, wholeness and hope.
I am the grateful wife of a remarkable husband and the proud owner of two golden retrievers named Reagan and Teddy (yes, after the Presidents). I am a lover of all things wilderness and outdoors, and my dream is to one day become a National Park Ranger (yes, I'm totally serious). I can't get enough time in the garden, football in the fall, coffee when it's good (or even when it's bad, actually), and meals around a big table with delicious food and even better friends.