After 20+ years in the television industry, I went back to school for my M.A. in Clinical Psychology so that I could pursue my “road not taken” and help others in a way that I found missing in my first career.  I now bring the creativity and passion that I needed to succeed in the entertainment business to this world of therapy.  I’ve studied various theories of psychology, and I’ve culled together the parts that I find the most helpful for understanding how the past, present and future are connected.  I'm honored to be able to work with my clients as they share their hopes and fears, their dreams and successes, and we navigate their journey together.

I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University – Los Angeles in 2014, and I completed my training at The Center for Individual and Family Counseling in North Hollywood.

My private practice is located in the Beverly Grove - Fairfax area of Los Angeles, and I can provide teletherapy to clients throughout the states of California, Illinois, and Missouri.

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EDUCATION

Financial Therapy Graduate Certificate, Kansas State University, 2020

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University-Los Angeles, 2014

M.A., Media Ecology, New York University, 1998

B.J., Magazine Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991

B.A., Radio-TV Communications, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991

SPECIAL TRAINING

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (Tier 3), Star Behavioral Health Providers, 2020

Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (Tier 3), Star Behavioral Health Providers, 2020

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (Tier 3), Star Behavioral Health Providers, 2020

Level I and II Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training, EMDR Institute, 2017

Sex Addiction Treatment Training, Center for Healthy Sex, 2016

Military Culture & Special Concerns (Tier 1 & Tier 2), Star Behavioral Health Providers, 2014

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT (LA-CAMFT)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Financial Therapy Association (FTA)

LICENSE INFORMATION

  • California: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 107391, Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Illinois: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 166.001478, Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
  • Missouri: Licensed Marital and Family Therapist 2020037407, State Committee of Marital & Family Therapists

Next Steps...

Give me a call or send me an email, and we can talk about your specific needs for therapy.