I am a Registered Psychological Associate 
and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology
at Pacifica Graduate Institute

I view therapeutic work as an invitation to turn towards the areas of our lives that are calling to us for some attention. Sometimes this means the challenging, confusing, painful, and mysterious parts of life. Other times it may mean exploring our connection to sense of self, our desires, creativity, and vitality.

Therapy helps us to consider where we would like to grow, change, and heal.

Therapy helps us to consider where we would like to grow, change, and heal.

As a Registered Psychological Associate (PSB 94027089) I provide individual and couples psychotherapy in private practice under the supervision of Dr. Charles Eckhart (PSY 33572). 







Psychotherapy

I am currently accepting new patients and offer psychodynamic relational psychotherapy via telehealth to California residents.

For more details regarding my therapeutic approach and specialties, practice details, and session fee/sliding scale options, please visit my verified 
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For more details regarding my therapeutic approach and specialties, practice details, and session fee/sliding scale options, please visit my verified Psychology Today profile or feel free to reach out to me below

Each of us comes from our own context - life is complex, and I think it is valuable to consider all the factors that influence our sense of well-being. This means holding space for social, cultural, economic, and systemic forces that impact our lives. I specialize in working with young adults and those who are exploring the intersection of identity, life transition, purpose, and mental health. My doctoral research centers on the normalization of maternal burnout within the American socio-cultural context, and as such I enjoy working with mothers navigating identity, relationships, and mental health. 

resources


  • CA Suicide and Crisis Hotline: Dial 988
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741-741
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: Call 1-800-656-4673
  • The Trevor Project: Providing confidential support for LGBTQIA+ youth in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
              - Trevor Life Line: Call 1-866-488-7386
              - TrevorChat: Online Instant Messaging
              - TrevorText: Text START to 678-678
  • SAGE Elder LGBTQ Hotline: Connects LGBTQ older people with friendly responders. Call 1-877-360-LGBT (5428)
  • Trans Lifeline: A 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

Recommended Books 

Recommended Books 

I am often asked by folks for book recommendations and other resources that are generally therapeutically supportive. While this list is not exhaustive by any means, it's a decent place to begin! If you don't see your favorite, please reach out and share with me. I encourage everyone to first utilize their local library or small bookstore if possible, though if you are interested in buying the book online you'll notice below that each book is linked. (These links are affiliate links, meaning that I receive a small compensation from each book purchased.) 

I am often asked by folks for book recommendations and other resources that are generally therapeutically supportive. While this list is not exhaustive by any means, it's a decent place to begin! If you don't see your favorite, please reach out and share with me.

I encourage everyone to first utilize their local library or small bookstore if possible, though if you are interested in buying the book online you'll notice below that each book is linked. (These links are affiliate links, meaning that I receive a small compensation from each book purchased.) 

Local & National mental health Resources

My doctoral dissertation research examines maternal burnout within the context of cultural expectations of mothers in contemporary American society. Utilizing a philosophical hermeneutic and social constructivist approach, oriented from a feminist perspective, my dissertation examines maternal burnout as a cultural artifact and explores the ways in which it reflects and reproduces the cultural matrix. Particular focus will be paid to exploring socio-cultural expectations around Intensive Mothering, mother’s work, and the mental load – and how these expectations impact, express, and normalize the modern-day experience of maternal burnout.  For more information, questions about my research, or collaborative research opportunities, please contact me

My doctoral dissertation research examines maternal burnout within the context of cultural expectations of mothers in contemporary American society. Utilizing a philosophical hermeneutic and social constructivist approach, oriented from a feminist perspective, my dissertation examines maternal burnout as a cultural artifact and explores the ways in which it reflects and reproduces the cultural matrix. Particular focus will be paid to exploring socio-cultural expectations around Intensive Mothering, mother’s work, and the mental load – and how these expectations impact, express, and normalize the modern-day experience of maternal burnout.  For more information, questions about my research, or collaborative research opportunities, please contact me

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If you would like to work with me, or have questions about my practice, recommendations, or research,
I invite you to reach out via phone, email,
or the contact form below. 

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