Relational Skills

  • ​Innate ability to connect with individuals through art, psychology, and evidence based skills​ to promote healing
  • Helping individuals "tell their story" and reclaim their lives​​
  • Genuinely caring and investing in each individual heart to promote restoration through interactive, empowering sessions to restore dignity and renew a sense of self

Experience

 

  • 25,000 clinical hours directly conducting therapy

  • 22 years of experience serving children, teens, and families recovering from sexual abuse, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

  • 15 years as the Director of Counseling at Olive Crest Treatment Center, specializing in treating children and families recovering from grief, loss, abuse, and trauma

  • Over 22 years as a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) and also a member of EMDR International Association.

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Education

 

  • Master's Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Marital and Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy

  • Bachelor's Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Art Education

  • Spent 10 years as a Board Certified Continuing Education Provider, leading and educating clinicians in Art Therapy

  • EMDR Certified (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with EMDRIA International Association