Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI)
I understand how risky and uncomfortable vulnerability can be.
That’s why I am inspired every time my clients walk through those doors and open their lives up to me. They resolve that finding freedom and growth is worth the plunge. And through my experiences as a therapist and a client, I have come to believe in the power of real talk and deep connection to bring about that freedom and growth.
I am a registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern (IMF #88460) under the supervision of licensed psychologists Dr. Lisa Blum (PSY #19710) and Dr. Silvina Irwin (PSY #19790). I have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective and empirically validated couples therapy model, and utilize this approach in my work with couples. My work with EFT led me to join the EFT Resource Center, a home for EFT therapy services, workshops for couples, public education, and professional training.
I draw from current research in attachment, affective neuroscience, and contemporary relational theories to inform treatment with adults, adolescents, and families. I also draw from my own ongoing process of transformation thanks to my husband, mentors, colleagues, clients, family and friends from a myriad of cultural contexts.
Most importantly, I draw from my time with you.
Your story is unique. I’m curious about what matters to you most. Wherever you find yourself today, we will start right there.
Client Focus (Age)
- Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
|Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI)||IMF #88460||California||2015|
|Certified Prepare/Enrich Provider (CPEP)|
|California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)|
|Fuller Graduate School of Psychology||MS||Marital & Family Therapy|
|University of California, San Diego||BA||Communication|