I was first introduced to Eastern philosophy and meditation as a young child through my family’s affiliation with a meditation center in upstate New York. I picked up various relationship and psychological principles from my mother and two step-parents; all of whom are psychotherapists.
In my first career path, I followed my interest in business and service to gain 10 years of experience in corporate hospitality management and a retail start-up. My passion for helping friends and business colleagues learn self-awareness and relationships skills led me to pursue my education in counseling psychology and coaching.
I strongly believe that life is about a continuous learning and growth process that only happens in relationship to other people and the environment. As I guide my clients to develop better skills, I am always learning and growing as an individual and professional. My current professional and psychological edge revolves around improving my understanding of neuro-psychology and attachment theory to create lasting changes in my own life as well as those of my clients.
I practice in California as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). In addition to private practice, I teach several courses, including advanced family systems, to Master’s level students of clinical psychology at Saybrook University. I also work at The Well Clinic in downtown San Francisco. I received my Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. In my spare time, I love trail running, hearing live music, traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family.