“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou.
Areas of Expertise
Counseling with Children & Adolescents, Perinatal Mental Health, & Adults suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment difficulties, or Trauma. Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
I began providing therapy in 2006 and have been licensed since 2011. I have extensive experience working in community mental health where I had the opportunity to become certified in various Evidenced-Based Practices including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), and Seeking Safety. I am also trained in EMDR which is a modality that I'm able to use for treating trauma and other presenting issues.
After the birth of my daughter in 2014, I took a special interest in Perinatal Mental Health. So many women experience Post Partum Depression and Anxiety, and I felt connected to helping women through these very common challenges. In 2016 I began to work for the First 5 LA funded Welcome Baby program as the Clinical Supervisor for the El Nido Family Centers-Valley Presbyterian Hospital. It was with Welcome Baby that I was able to focus on growing as a Reflective Practice Supervisor and helping parents with everything related to pregnancy, birth of a child, and child development.
In addition to my experience with Children, Adolescents, and in Perinatal Mental Health, I have experience and enjoy working with adults suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Couples and Marital issues, Adjustment difficulties, trauma, Eating Disorders, and Women's issues.
It can be challenging to take the first step to ask for help. I am here to support you with your goals and will provide a non-judgmental space for you.
I service all of California virtually (Southern California, Northern California, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley). Currently all sessions are held virtually, but I hope to resume office visits in Porter Ranch, CA in the near future.
My rate is $200 per 45 minute session. I am currently contracted with Lyra Health and Cigna. I will be able to see clients in network for Aetna and Optum/United Behavioral Health beginning July 1, 2022. For any other insurance plans, clients pay out of pocket and I provide a superbill for clients to submit to their insurance company for potential reimbursement. Please contact me by phone if you're interested in more information.
Please contact me with any questions you may have, allowing 24-48 business hour response time.
11145 Tampa Ave.
Northridge, CA 91326