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Bachelor of Arts- Psychology

Minor in Sociology 

San Jose State University


Behavior Analysis-BCaBA (Inactive)

Florida Institute of Technology


Master of Arts-Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy

University of San Francisco

9 months of training and work as a Marriage Family Therapist Trainee at a Residential Treatment Facility for Alcohol & Substance Abuse 


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About Me




As a Marriage & Family Therapist I feel like I have my dream job and am thankful for the opportunity to work with my clients. I have worked with many families impacted by autism as a behavior therapist and have been moved by how much this diagnosis affects the family system. I also have a personal passion for helping families cope with having a child diagnosed with chronic illness, having a son diagnosed at a young age with Type 1 Diabetes. My desire to connect with and help families living with any such diagnoses catapulted me into the field of family therapy. I have also received nine months of training and supervision while offering therapy to individuals and couples dealing with addictions to gain a better understanding of the far reaching effects substance use can have on families. My journey of becoming a therapist has been interesting and filled with introspection and growth. Life has not always been easy for me and I have survived through many hard times over the years. I believe that my own personal experiences have helped me to be able to better connect with others who might be in distress. In addition to being a Marriage & Family Therapist, I am married and a mother to two adult children and one silly dog.