How I work
I believe seeking support through therapy is a powerful tool for gaining more insight, reducing suffering, and catching problematic thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. My style is rooted in an anti-racist, culturally sensitive, and person-centered approach. I see the therapeutic relationship as a direct path toward healing, safe change, and living a life you value.
I tend to be direct, compassionate, calm, and observant. I will spend our time together getting to know you as a unique individual with experiences that guide your emotions and behaviors while using my clinical knowledge and experience to offer new perspectives to support you in confronting your eating disorder with self-compassion and clarity.
Therapy is one of the few places we can expect and experience a non-judgmental, validating connection while we explore life experiences that impact us in a variety of ways. I believe that by turning toward our suffering and pain we can move toward problem-solving and change. My passion lies in supporting marginalized individuals and families, including those facing discrimination or challenges related to social justice, inspired in part by my own experience as a first-generation American. Being a small part of someone’s healing and self-exploration is an honor and intimate process.
License & Education
I received my Masters of Social Work (MSW) from CSUEB and my Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) from SFSU in 2007. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in various mental health settings.
Training & Clinical Experience
I have worked as a therapist at the Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment, Behavioral Health Specialist at MDUSD Alliance Program, and Parent Education Program Director and Behaviorist at Family Stress Center. I have extensive experience working with at-risk adolescents, their parents, and people with eating disorders in a variety of settings including school, home, and the juvenile justice system. My strengths lie in addressing depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, relationship dynamics, and eating disorders.