Finding the right therapist can be difficult. I have been in the practice of therapy for over 20 years. I am a native Angelino and I'm proud of the master’s in social work I received at California State University Long Beach. Adversity and loss have been my best teachers in becoming the therapist I am today. I was fortunate to be exposed to therapy early in life. I carry these therapists, teachers, mentors and experiences as guides into each session.
What if I were to tell you what you are feeling is not your fault. The heavy weight on your shoulders, lower back, stomach is not your doing. Your addiction and compulsion did not spring up overnight, it was long in the making. Your constant search for fulfillment through others or things, does not start nor end with you. What if I were to tell you that all I described above and more was a product of events external to you and that you have the agency to transcend these issues. You are not trapped. I deeply believe we have the power to transcend the issues that bring us to therapy. As your therapist my role is to uncover the “answers” you already have within you and help you put them together into a foundation of understanding and compassion towards self and others.