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If you are visiting this page, you may be enduring one of life’s tough moments.
You may be struggling in your relationship. You may feel disconnected from your partner, like two ships passing in the night. You may be having trouble communicating, frequently arguing or shutting down. You may be struggling with intimacy, yearning for that feeling of physical and emotional closeness that you once felt. You may feel deeply hurt and disoriented due to infidelity or another form of betrayal, not knowing how to move forward, or whether it’s even possible. You may feel like you aren’t heard in your relationship. Or seen, or valued, or prioritized, or even loved. You may simply miss having fun with your partner. Laughing, exploring, loving life together. You may think about the two people who met and fell in love, and wonder - how did we get here? What happened to us? Where did things go wrong?
Some treat such challenges as the end of the road. Many throw in the towel and give up. But this doesn’t have to be so. Just because there is work to be done - just because you may need to heal - does not mean you are broken.
These tough moments often present the greatest opportunities to grow as a couple. Our experience has shown us that when spouses are willing to invite change into their relationship, they experience a profound and lasting improvement.
I am passionate about using Relationship Expert’s tailored step-by-step therapeutic approach to help couples go from feeling defeated and hopeless to feeling empowered and connected. I can't wait for you to experience the change!
I graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2010 and spent the next ten years practicing as an attorney. I gained diverse experience working as a public defender, in private practice, and in the nonprofit sector. I loved lending my voice and expertise to people in need and helping them navigate the often complex and overwhelming legal system.
and reflected on my fulfillment as a lawyer. Despite enjoying certain aspects of my legal work, I decided to follow my heart and become a therapist. I realized that the things I loved about being a lawyer did not have much to do with the law itself - rather, my passion lies in connecting with people, learning peoples’ stories, and helping them work through difficult circumstances to emerge as better, more resilient versions of themselves. Knowing that it is never too late to make a change and follow your dreams, I decided to pursue a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy.
I view my legal work and my therapy work as one beautiful journey of helping people. I’ve found that my ten years of experience counseling individuals as a lawyer has positioned me well to help my therapy clients reach their goals. As an attorney, I helped individuals during some of the toughest moments in their lives - many identified as being at “rock bottom.” My empathetic disposition allowed me to earn their trust, enter into and explore their worlds, and walk them through the process of emerging from their challenge with a newfound sense of hope and empowerment. This approach has translated beautifully to the therapy setting, as people often begin therapy with similarly difficult circumstances and a similar mindframe.
working with individuals and couples. My approach to therapy is consistent with my worldview - people do not exist in a vacuum. Rather, we are all part of many larger systems - these systems can include a couple, a family, extended family, a community, and so on. One person’s actions influence and are influenced by the larger system of which they are a part, and so therapy should be conducted through the lens of the big picture and with a focus on a person’s relationships. I tend to use a strength-based, solution-focused approach, inviting clients to recognize and tap into the strengths and resources that they have within them. I am a firm believer that people are much stronger, and far more resilient, than they realize.
Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
Juris Doctor, UCLA School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University
I am trained with the Gottman couples therapy method.
My two little boys
I’ve lived in 7 states and 2 countries.
I’ve also gone skydiving!
Watermelon, ever since I was a little girl
Long walks and weight training
90’s music, morning coffee,
and admiring the moon
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