I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) who works with adult individuals, couples, and non-monogamous partners. I hold a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. I am an eclectic therapist, using psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, solution-focused therapies, as well as CBT, mindfulness, and attachment theory. My approach is open, collaborative, honest, compassionate, and holistic -- we'll work together to make things better. As a sex therapist, I consider myself to be sex positive, focusing on helping you find and wholly embrace your true sexual self while maintaining balance with your life and relationships.
In my private practice, I work with a wide spectrum of issues as a general psychotherapist and a sex therapist. In addition to my private practice in Brentwood, I also work at the Antioch University Counseling Center (AUCC) in Culver City, seeing individuals, couples, and teens from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, working on a sliding scale, and supervising psychotherapy trainees and associates towards their licensure. I have lectured on sex therapy at The Center for Healthy Sex, the AUCC, the Wright Institute, Family Services of Santa Monica, Pepperdine University, and Long Beach-South Bay CAMFT. Additionally, I co-created and co-taught the Sex Therapy Intensive Training class at the Center for Healthy Sex, where I was a clinician for over seven years.
Additional Education, Interests, and Trainings
I have participated in a variety of trainings, including:
Clinical Sexology training with Dr. Patti Britton
Sex Therapy Training Intensive with Stephanie Buehler, MFT
Sex Addiction Training Program with Alexandra Katehahis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S
Trauma, Attachment, and the Body with Bessel van der Kolk
Releasing Trauma with Dr. Peter Levine
The Murray Method / Trauma Egg, Level 1 and Level 2 training with Marilyn Murray
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP)
I received my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from CSUN in film production, and worked in film and television production for over a decade before becoming a psychotherapist.
I am an artist, photographer, and writer, and like to integrate various types of creativity into our therapy work when it seems like it may be helpful.
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Association of Sex Counselor, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
License, Certifications & Awards
I hold a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFC #49519) from the California Board of Behaviorial Sciences.
I am certified in the Murray Method, Level I and II. (This includes the Trauma Egg.)
I am certified in STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting).