Board Member Bio
Two years after graduating from Notre Dame de Namur University I earned my LMFT license and Art Therapy Board Certification (2018). I immediately went looking for a community that could light the way to building my own private practice. After attending a CAMFT conference I learned of the local chapter SCV-CAMFT and a "Newly Licensed Support Group" by Della Fernandes. It was that leader who convinced me to get used to and provide teletherapy even though I had no interest in doing so! I had no idea the implications that advise would provide when less than a year later my in-person clients and I would be forced to pivot during a worldwide pandemic. That guidance and so many other wisdoms shared to me meant a year into my practice I could go full time and quit my second job. Now my practice is 4 years old, and I have expanded to a group practice with multiple locations. A major factor in my success in developing as a business owner and my continued professional development has been my membership in SCV and the support groups. I am pleased to finish my time as Director of Support Groups and to grow into the President Elect position. My favorite quote is, "There are two ways of spreading the light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Using Art Therapy and play with clients of all ages and their families I am able to be the mirror that reflects their own inherent uniqueness and shine! When I am not nerding out over art, therapy, and Psychotherapy Networker magazine I can be found spending time with family, traveling, collaging, day dreaming, journaling, trying new restaurants, or seeing the latest superhero movie!