Training and Credentials
Immediately after graduating from The University of Southern California in 2002, I began working at a non-profit agency called San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center. I spent the next 11 years working with chronically homeless, severely mentally ill adults. This role became the groundwork for my future passion working with addiction and trauma.
I have also worked at two Intensive Outpatient Programs working with individuals struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Anxiety. Working in the public and private sector of this field has contributed to my love for this very difficult, detailed and empathic work.
2020-EMDR Certified Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association) EMDRIA Approved
2020-Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with CCAP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals).
Credential Number LR05480720
2005-Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California -LCS # 22677
2002- Masters in Social Work, The University of Southern California
2000- Bachelor’s in Psychology, The University of Arizona
Board Member of The Mental Health Professionals of Conejo Valley
Member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Member of California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
2002-2013: San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc- Case Manager/ Program Coordinator/ Program Manager
2014-2019: Milestones Ranch Malibu- Outreach Coordinator
2019-2020: Serenity Trauma Healing Center- EMDR Therapist
2019-2020: Iris Healing Retreat- EMDR Therapist