ABOUT ME 

As a child, nearly all of the things that engaged my interest and imagination, and fed my growing sense of self-understanding were tied back to narrative traditions. I was drawn to mythology and literature, became a storyteller, and delved into family histories.

As a part of the LGBTQ community I have seen how intersecting systems of oppression affect individual and community mental health. I’ve observed how the act of gathering together in ways designated for sharing of experience—whether artistic, social, or spiritual—can function as a tool for healing and connectedness.

 

I believe that when applied in a therapeutic context, insightful exploration and examination has the power to heal.

 

I see individual adults, adolescents, couples (and other relationship forms), and families in my practice. My approach is psychodynamic, feminist, and trauma-informed. I specialize in LGBTQ-Affirmative psychotherapy, with focus on issues specific to transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay clients, as well as clients in non-traditional relationship models.  My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, life transition, grief, and identity exploration.
 

I am a caucasian cisgender queer woman, and I bring consciousness of these aspects of my identity into the therapeutic work.


Education​

  • MA Clinical Psychology
    Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA​

    • LGBTQ+ Affirmative Specialization
       

  • BA English Literature and Classics
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec​​

Postgraduate Training

  • New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles

    • Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
       

  • The Maple Counseling Center

Credentials

  • Registered Associate MFT #117570

  • Supervised by Athena Carrillo LMFT #42371