A little about me and what I do...
passionate eating disorder therapist
I am originally from New Jersey but moved to sunny Southern California to earn my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Since my freshman year of college, I’ve had a calling to work with those who are struggling with eating disorders. My passion for helping people is fueled by a deep empathy for people, especially women, who hurt their bodies as they work through their self-doubt, traumas and self-esteem issues.
This passion and calling lead me to earn my Marriage and Family t=Therapy (#48782) license in the state of California, where I concentrated on Eating Disorders in my studies. I immediately began employment at an Eating Disorder treatment center in Long Beach where I spent five years as a Recovery Coach, Primary Therapist and Program Director. I have since taken that experience into my private practice, where I feel called to assist clients into learning how to LIVE OUT the concepts of recovery learned in treatment.
I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, have completed a certification course in Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) and have done extensive training in the Intuitive Eating dietetic approach. I held a position on the Board of the Orange County chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) from 2011-2016. I am continuously researching, consulting, and learning more about eating disorders so I can remain fresh, informed and confident in my healing approach.
I look forward to sharing the tools I have gained with those who reach out for support.