Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have had the pleasure of working with a diverse population in private practice. Typically, clients I see tend to struggle with: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues.

One of my long time passions is to educate youth about healthy relationships in an effort to prevent abusive relationships from blossoming. Consequently, I founded Peace-It-Together (PIT), a non-profit agency in 2002, and have remained its director since its inception.  PIT has been awarded a recurring grant with the County of Santa Clara for PIT’s Teen Dating and Family Violence Intervention Program. We continue to offer affordable quality mental health services to the community.
Prior to a career in mental health, I was in the high-tech industry for 15 years.

            Past and Present Volunteer Experience:
YWCA of San Jose on the Rape Crisis Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.) (past)
American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health- Silicon Valley Chapter
California Disaster Medical Services Association (CDMSA)
The Green Cross Traumatology

Past and Present Organization/Committee Affiliations:
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (past affiliation)
The Center for Healthy Development- (CHD- past affiliation)
Salvation Army- Santa Clara Board member from 2001-2005
EMDR Institute- (training)
Trauma Informed Coalition
Children’s Issues Committee

CAMFT- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

The Center for Healthy Development- (CHD- past affiliation)