About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and EMDR Certified Therapist specializing in child, adolescent, individual and family therapy, and I maintain a private practice in Claremont, CA.


With over 15 years experience working with children and teens in the mental health field, I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I use a wide range of techniques including an interactive, humanistic, solution-focused approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strength based approaches. Additionally, I am certified in utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy with both children and adults who have experienced trauma. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Among my areas of expertise are using both directive and non-directive play therapy with children and adolescents, trauma, depression, anxiety and grief/loss. I also enjoy working with children who may be experiencing academic difficulties, are diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or a learning disorder. Additionally, I enjoy working with college athletes; as a former college athlete and collegiate coach, I believe I understand the specific issues many athletes deal with (stress management, time management, performance anxiety, injuries, and identity issues) very well. 

As a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, I especially enjoy working with young children and adolescents, and use both directive and non-directive play therapy techniques . For further information on being a Registered Play Therapist and play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Please feel free to contact me if you are an aspiring play therapist seeking supervision and consultation.

California State University, Fullerton - M.S., Clinical Psychology
University of La Verne - B.S., Psychology

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor 

EMDR Certified Therapist

Certified in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA), used in the treatment of substance abuse with adolescents

Certified in Assertive Continuing Care, used in the treatment of substance abuse with adolescents

Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)

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