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The Full Story

I received a B.S. in Biopsychology from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters degree in Marital and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working in residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient settings treating teens and adults. 

I currently treat individuals, couples, and families in private practice in Southern California. Individual sessions are 50 minutes in length and $160 per session.  Couples or family sessions are 60 minutes in length and $200 per session, due at the time of service. I can provide you with a "superbill" for reimbursement from your PPO insurance plan. At this time I am not contracted as an in-network provider for any insurance company. If you want to access your behavioral health benefit to pay for sessions I recommend that you contact your insurance provider and inquire about the percentage of the therapy fee they cover for an out-of-network provider. 

My approach is from a Psychodynamic background and use of Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, as well as Humanistic theories and interventions in our sessions. I believe in treating the whole person---mind, body, and spirit. I am also a certified hypnotherapist to promote healing from trauma.  The best way to determine if we are a good fit is to give me a call to chat before scheduling your first appointment!  

I am also a full-time lecturer at California State University, Long Beach. Currently I teach Family Stress & Coping and Personal & Family Development in the department of Child Development and Family Studies.

I am a wife and mother. I am raising two daughters and feel passionate about promoting healthy/positive body image and self acceptance for my girls and people everywhere.  

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