What’s it like to work with me?

I am a collaborator. A guide to helping you get the quality of life you deserve.  Together, we will work towards the changes you are hoping to make in your life.  We’ll look at the barriers, the “what’s getting in the way” of what you’d like your daily life to be like.

My belief about doing therapy with people is that you are the expert in your life.  I am not going to pretend to know more about you than you do. My job is to help you find a stronger connection to your preferred self, and help you untangle from the habits that get in the way of you being more comfortable in your own skin.

My Background

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC #83004, in California.  I have always been interested in change – the “how” and the “why” people do things. My undergraduate work in psychology at UC Santa Barbara led me to pursue change in a broad range of environments.  I spent 17 years in the ever-changing field of technology in the heart of Silicon Valley, specializing in marketing and consumer behavior trends that took me all over the world.  In 2008, I returned to my true calling and pursued my graduate degree in psychology.  I now focus on helping people change and thrive on a personal level.   I specialize in behavioral health care for chronic pain and fertility counseling.

I have combined my marketing, technology, and behavioral health savvy to work exclusively with my clients via my on-line web therapy practice here at

Why Chronic Pain?

I decided to specialize in chronic pain and people managing chronic health-related challenges.  Why? Chronic pain is personal to me.  I’ve been living with pain since the age of 22 when I was hit by a car while crossing the street.  The accident left me with life threating injuries, a shattered self-esteem, and changed my life in every way.  Over the years I have learned more integrated ways of managing my pain by working on my mind-body-spirit connection.  I have been lucky enough to find medical and health practitioners who have taught me how to not only manage my pain, but to live a good life in spite of my pain.  This intensely personal experience helps me understand in a real way, the issues you are experiencing.  I have been there. I have walked in your shoes. I have searched for answers, and have come out the other side of a somewhat messy journey with a deep appreciation of what it means to change, adapt and thrive.  I look forward to helping you on your journey to a better life.