I believe therapy is meant to be experimental, experiential, and collaborative. Carl Jung said, “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Insights in therapy have the potential to be challenging and painful, and my job is to help you through them. A spirit of non-judgment, empathy, directness, and sense of humor defines my style. My goal is to assist clients in connecting to their authentic Selves, for the purpose of overcoming negative thinking, self-destructive patterns, and unfulfilling relationships.
I am passionate about helping people on the LGBTQ+ continuum achieve a wholeness and personhood not mirrored by a cis/heteronormative society. Areas of work include: trauma, coming out, gender identity, HIV/AIDS, sexual compulsivity, alcoholism/addiction recovery, codependency, and intersections of cultural/racial/ethnic identity.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy from Antioch University Los Angeles. Currently, I am completing certification in attachment-focused EMDR. In addition, I have extensive experience working with entertainment industry professionals on short and long-term goals and self-esteem.
Years in Practice: 6
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Attachment Disorders
- Panic/Anxiety Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
- Sexuality/Relationship Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2021
Trainer: Laurel Parnell