I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (LMFT50492). I received my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a holistic program combining Western contemporary psychology, cultural and social sciences research, and wisdom from the world’s spiritual traditions. 

I have advanced training in several theoretical orientations and therapeutic modalities. However, my approach is most influenced by psychoanalytic psychotherapy – a therapeutic process that explores one's inner and relational landscapes to increase self-awareness as well as create growth and change related to any motivations, adaptations, or inner conflicts that may underlie present difficulties.

At times, I may draw upon humanistic and existential psychologies, strategic and structural family therapies, systems theory, attachment theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My expertise also includes various evidenced-based practices, or research-supported treatment models that are client-centered, dynamic, and results-oriented.

My professional affiliations include the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT.

Read about my services with individuals, couples, families, and groups, or about my approach or FAQ, to learn more.