I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who understands addiction and trauma, both personally and professionally.I am extremely passionate about helping people who suffer from addiction, trauma or anything that is blocking them from living a meaningful life with purpose.That is why I started this blog, to share my thoughts, helpful tips, ideas and article’s about Mental Health, Substance Abuse Awareness and Recovery.
I have over twelve years of experience working in residential treatment, outpatient treatment, transitional living, sober livings, homeless shelters and counseling centers.I have helped hundreds of clients, first starting out at Tarzana Treatment Center, Malibu Life Recovery Center, Renaissance Malibu, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, San Fernando Valley Counseling Center and in recent years at The Villa Treatment Center and private practice.
I obtained my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena specializing in Trauma. I am a primary therapist at The Villa Treatment Center for substance abuse and mental health treatment and I have a private practice in Woodland Hills, California.I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#188720) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.Prior to getting my Master’s, I was certified with the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators as a CATC III.
I am also an EMDR therapist. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It rewires the brain establishing new adaptive neural pathways which help people become unstuck and move forward in their lives.