About Me


Master of Counseling Degree, 2002, from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ

Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1996, from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ

Associate Degree, 1990, from Saint-Claire Institute in Verviers, Belgium

Play Therapy Certificate, 2011, from UCSD Extension in La Jolla, CA


In 2019, I started a teaching position as an Adjunct Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego for the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program. Since then, I have been teaching the following classes: Supervised Practicum, Crisis and Trauma Counseling, and Career Development.

I have been in Private Practice since 2010 and have been providing psychotherapy to a diverse population comprised of young adults, couples, and women experiencing reproductive or perinatal health issues, or simply, the daily “struggle of the juggle”. I also serve trauma victims, such as adult survivors of abuse or victims of crime, who are typically referred to me by the California Victim Compensation Board (Cal-VCB).

Before starting a Private Practice, I worked at Home Start, Inc. in San Diego as a MFT Associate Therapist for five years.  At this non-profit agency, I provided Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment. I worked with children and their caregivers, and used treatments such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy.  I also conducted treatment with adolescents and adults from the Victims of Crime program, and facilitated a Domestic Violence Support Group for female victims. Before moving to San Diego, my experience as a Counselor-In-Training included a Practicum at Empact-SPC, an outpatient Suicide Prevention Center in Tempe, AZ, and a Traineeship at the Counseling Training Center at Arizona State University.


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, License # LMFT 48669, 2010
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, License # LPCC 39, 2012
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor, AAMFT #113370, 2017


  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT #113370)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT #72619)
  • Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA)

“Be the one that changes everyone’s luck when you walk in the room.” ~ Quote by Hafiz