I earned a B.A. from The Ohio State University with a focus in Art History, and an M.A. from Phillips Graduate university in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in mindfulness and psychotherapy.  I spent two years working with elementary school children in the LAUSD system, and one year at Aurora Las Encinas Psychiatric hospital as an outpatient therapist running adult process and psycho-education groups with diverse populations.  By way of training in and experience working with multiple modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, gestalt, psychodynamic, and object relations, I have found a passion for and resonance with narrative therapy, and have chosen to center my work around it's multifaceted philosophy.  This past year, I have had the honor to study with David Marsten and Laurie Markham at the Miracle Mile Community Practice, a non-profit, sliding scale, narrative based counseling center where I continue to attend weekly trainings and see clients.