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“What is to give light must endure burning.” ~ Viktor Frankl

During my graduate studies at the APA approved clinical psychology program at Alliant International University-CSPP LA, I engaged in research focusing on early prevention of bullying and violence by implementing illustrated literature and bibliotherapy in elementary schools.  I have presented my findings and introduced my books  "Adventures of Kelly-Kat and Co" as an early intervention at multiple national conferences, including the 2015 Annual APA Conference in Toronto, where I was invited to speak from the Division of Peace Psychology.


At the Otis College of Art and Design, I worked with a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students. I provided short-term individual therapy using a variety of clinical approaches, including short-term psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. During my graduate experience at the SFVCMHC, I  worked with older adults. I conducted both short-term and long-term individual psychotherapy – in addition to family and couples therapy. I completed my final pre and post doctoral training at the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy in Santa Monica. 

In private practice I have worked with individuals, couples and families utilizing psychodynamic and relational approaches,  as well as interventions based in my training in BRAINSPOTTING ( I implement creativity and client-focused perspective to identify strengths and areas of growth, and to find authentic ways to heal psychological wounds and to achieve satisfaction in personal and professional aspects of life.

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