Services offered via video from Los Angeles, CA
"I think people need to talk about it more because it's almost like the fourth trimester, it's part of the pregnancy. I remember one day, I couldn't find Olympia's bottle and I got so upset I started crying... because I wanted to be perfect for her."
- Serena Williams, Professional Tennis Player
I am an associate clinical social worker, veteran, mother, partner, and ally. Though I've always admired and valued mental health care, I only came to this work after trying on other careers. In retrospect, those life experiences have enriched my practice. I love this career and the impact a strong therapeutic relationship can have on a person: both life changing and, in some cases, life saving.
Though I specialize in working with adults during pregnancy and postpartum, I also work with individuals living with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I enjoy working with veterans and active/reserve duty members as I understand their unique challenges.
Did you know...
The quality of the relationship between you and a therapist is the strongest predictor of whether or not therapy is successful? I offer a free 15-minute phone/video consultation to see if we're a good fit.
- Perinatal Mental Health Certificate (PMH-C)
- University of Southern California, MSW
- Grantham University, MBA
- Associate Clinical Social Worker No. 71520
- Supervised by Mona Saba Valeriano, LCSW (No. 27612)
I have received training specific to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and a member of Postpartum Support International. I've worked in community mental health with the LA County Department of Mental Health and with veterans and military families through U.S. Vets and the Cohen Military Family Clinic.
I am a lifelong learner and want to provide the best care and stay current. Here's some of the training I've completed: