Intentional Living and Conscious Relationship Therapist, Speaker, and Consultant
I am a mental health therapist, speaker and consultant with a deep passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds; a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in both states of CA and TN, as well as an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT) clinical fellow.
My interest in the therapeutic arts began at age 14 in 1997, when I volunteered to spend time with elderly clients in an assisted living facility (Manor Care Nursing in San Jose, CA), providing residents company every Saturday throughout the entirety of high school. While obtaining my undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science at University of California San Diego, I volunteered at Ronald McDonald House for Children offering comfort and support to families with terminally ill children. In 2012, while I was working as a Research Associate at Kaiser Permanente (Santa Clara, CA), I volunteered as an advocate with the YWCA SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) and decided that my true calling was as a therapist. From there, I began my journey through graduate school, followed with experience as a MFT Trainee at Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments and Associate MFT at Family and Children Services.
Upon my move to Nashville, TN in 2019, I participated in Yoga Teacher Training (from 2019 to 2020) at Sanctuary for Yoga. I incorporate this knowledge, when applicable, into my therapeutic practice by engaging clients in the natural calming of their nervous systems (self-regulation) using breathing techniques, mindfulness practices, and intentional movement.
I now work for Nashville Center for Trauma and Psychotherapy and Hurdle Mental Health. I believe every human being deserves to be seen and live in a way that brings about peace, self-love, and a positive self-image. My goal is to provide all my clients with the information and tools we each need and deserve to live as fully as possible. I strive to support every client in identity integration while maintaining alignment with their personal values so that they can explore what brings them joy and create an all-encompassing definition for health. I hope to always create a sense of safety and belonging for all the individuals, couples, and families I have the privilege of serving. I believe we all have an inherent birthright to exist in peace and that is what I strive to support my clients in achieving in their minds, hearts, and ultimately their lives.