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. I understand the unique challenges in this population from my own lived experience on active and reserve duty and have specialized training in this area.
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The quality of the relationship between you and a therapist is the strongest predictor of whether or not therapy is successful? Let's do a brief call where I can answer questions and set up an appointment 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've received training specific to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and a member of Postpartum Support International. I'm also a member of CA Society of Clinical Social Work. I've worked in community mental health with the LA County Dept. of Mental Health and with veterans and military families through U.S. Vets and the Cohen Military Family Clinic.
I am a curious lifelong learner. Here are some of the trainings/webinars I've completed: