Get to know me

As a Therapist

I am a multi dimensional Trauma informed therapist who practices through models of CBT, DBT, Solution focused, Somatics therapy and Attachment approach. I hope to introduce to you the hope of greater understanding of change..I genuinely witness the many aspects of your internal world through a humanistic and at times humorous approach to ensure you have voice and choice in your treatment. I am race conscious by practicing and learning how to expand my knowledge through curiosity and racial healing strategies to meet the needs of all folks of color.

As a Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor

I am a Trauma Informed Yoga instructor who practices through a mindfulness approach in navigating the connection of the mind-body for greater repair and overall healing. Remaining trauma informed and client centered, I guide my clients to compassionately observe their stories, beliefs, experiences, and their body to build a foundation of security within themselves for less reactivity and greater sense of balance and control in their lives. I hope you will join me in practicing and exploring how to balance your emotions with greater cognitive flexibility and self-compassion.
I offer individual lessons and group lessons.

My Role In The Community

My journey to Coastal Waves Counseling began as a community Social Worker in Chicago. For the last 7 years I have been living in San Diego where I’ve been working in the community and in private practice. What  drew me to expand my work in the community was my passion to work with adults, teens and families. Through this transformational work, I was able to acknowledge my own imperfections with humility and self compassion. This experience provided me with a humanistic, strength based approach to support and serve  individuals and families  and introduce alternative ways to help with transitions and difficulties in their own life. 

To feed my love of learning in the practice of service, I have engaged in a my own of self-reflection and self- inquiry through cultivating conscious relationships with those who I have encountered throughout my career as an active attempt to see each person fully, honor their stories, and provide hope for all  to achieve authenticity in their life. I am community focused and trauma informed.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor(LPCC) #12478

Member of California Association Professional Clinical Counselors

200 hour Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor

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