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As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT, #130074), I counsel all types of individuals, but primarily "Type A" women who are familiar with the desire to control aspects in their lives. They long for a deeper meaning in their careers. They want a true, intimate partnership with a spouse/partner. They are tired of doing life alone. They are afraid time is running out and wonder if marriage and/or motherhood will be a possibility. They are seeking greater balance and peace within themselves, while at the same time, harnessing their innate power. 

While I utilize various therapeutic methodologies, such as narrative therapy; cognitive behavior therapy; existential therapy; mindfulness; and acceptance and commitment therapy, I mainly turn to Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help clients explore the parts of themselves that get triggered and need healing.

I help clients understand how to access and trust their intuition, something that we are all innately born with, but often lose sight of, because of negative circumstances, events, and trauma in our lives. I believe that with proper therapy and inner work, we can once again uncover our "inner guide" or "inner compass," so that we may live with greater joy, purpose, and passion. 


  • M.A. Clinical Psychology - Pepperdine (2021)

  • M.A. Teaching - Belmont University (2009)

  • M.A. English - Belmont University (2005)

  • B.A. Theatre - University of Michigan (2001)

  • AMFT, #130074 (Associate Marriage and Family Therapist)

  • Certified Professional Life Coach, iPEC (11 years)

  • College Counselor (9 years)

  • High school English teacher (6 years)

  • College English teacher (5 years)

  • Curriculum Director for True Connection (8 years)

  • Author

  • Singer/Songwriter

  • Tennis coach

In my fourth year of teaching high school English, I attended a year-long life coaching program and received my certification in 2011 from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. As a Certified Professional Life Coach, founder of Limitless Heart Life Coaching, LLC (est. 2011), and author of Leap Before You Look; Seven Steps to Discover Who You Are, What You Want, and How to Change the World (2014), I specialized in life purpose coaching and college counseling from 2011-2022. Having been a yoga and Pilates instructor for five years in my mid-twenties, I fused life coaching techniques with mindfulness and meditation, knowing that the way to best optimize an individual’s potential is to foster emotional, physical, and spiritual growth.


Wanting to reach a broader base of clients, I attended Pepperdine University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program. In my final year at Pepperdine (2021), I interned at Cancer Support Community of Los Angeles, where I facilitated support groups and worked individually with clients who were currently undergoing cancer cancer treatments or were post treatment, as well as caregivers of those who have cancer. As a current Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with clients from all age groups, specifically couples and families who have gone or are going through infertility and/or family planning. 


I have done numerous teaching videos for eHow and conducted several social-emotional workshops. I am the Curriculum Director for True Connection, a non profit that provides SEL, mindfulness, and art programs to various institutions. As Curriculum Director, I created HiEQ, a social-emotional learning curriculum to be integrated into classrooms, as well as SEL Online Foundations, an online social-emotional learning course in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Global.

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