Background & Interests
After studying and performing as a dancer, I trained in and practiced dance/movement therapy and yoga. These interests eventually inspired me to learn more, so I completed a doctorate and became a licensed psychologist (PSY 22467).
One focus of my doctoral work was the impact of early stressful experiences upon emotional wellbeing throughout life, in the context of traditional psychodynamic theories and their relevance to current neuroscientific research.
Among the therapeutic approaches I use today with clients are Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR.
I am a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist and a Certified EMDR Therapist, and am actively engaged in ongoing professional training in these modalities.
Internal Family Systems Institute - IFS Certified Therapist
EMDR Institute - EMDR Certified Therapist
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - Trauma & Developmental Trauma
Otis College of Art and Design - Student Counseling Services
Wright Institute Los Angeles - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Julia Ann Singer Center - Child & Family, Family Stress Programs
San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health - Homebound Program
University of California, Los Angeles - Dance/Movement Therapy