Areas of Focus:
• Mood Disorders
• Trauma, PTSD
• ADHD, neurodiversity
• Children, adolescents, adults
Approach & Style:
• Person-centered, humanistic
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker #114071
• B.A. in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz
• M.S.W. from San Jose State University
I specialize in working with neurodiverse individuals, specifically children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities. I work with a diverse range of clients of different ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds.
I’m passionate about helping and empowering clients of all ages to uncover and utilize their strengths to achieve their goals.
I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client, always striving to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to them. I truly value my connections with clients and I feel very privileged to support people through some of their most challenging times. Struggling with mental health issues can be incredibly isolating, and you don’t have to overcome this alone. Through our work together, I will use evidence-based techniques to teach you effective coping skills, practical tools, and strategies for having more self-compassion.
Through working with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities since 2012, I have learned how to tailor treatment to each individual’s unique mental health conditions and needs. I also have experience working with neurotypical children and adults in a community mental health setting, and I enjoy coaching parents in how to improve their relationships with their children. My goal is to create a safe space for each client through my trauma-informed, holistic, and culturally sensitive approach. Outside of my work I enjoy hiking, bike riding, practicing yoga, and going to the park with my dog, Joey.