Do you ever look back at difficult moments in your relationships and think, "Ugh. Why didn't I just...?" Do you ever shy away from the things you would need to do to achieve your goals? Welcome. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they cultivate confidence, a greater sense of peace and security, and a more fulfilling life.



My style is warm, curious and collaborative. I offer a safe space for you to explore your past and current experiences. Sometimes, just talking it through and connecting with yourself and a compassionate therapist can lead to deep healing. However, depending on your goals, you will also have opportunities to learn new strategies for changing or accepting difficult situations, emotions and thoughts. We can also pull from mindfulness-based therapies that support you in achieving deep, sustainable healing and growth. If you are interested, you will have opportunities to use the creative arts to enhance your healing process.


I specialize in providing therapy to artists and individuals in high stress careers/schools whose anxiety, perfectionism, depression and difficulty with emotion regulation are getting in the way of their goals. I am also honored to provide compassionate therapy to survivors of trauma and eating disorders, as well as couples and families looking to build connection and decrease conflict.



I provide compassionate therapy for adults, adolescents, families and couples. Therapy sessions are generally 50 minutes, sometimes longer when appropriate. Most therapy is in person in my office in Pasadena. For California residents in special circumstances I do provide online sessions.


You are welcome here regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual identity or orientation, gender identity, disability, immigration status, or religion.

I came to explore the wreck.
The words are purposes. 
The words are maps.
I came to see the damage that was done
and the treasures that prevail.

- Adrienne Rich, "Diving Into The Wreck"



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