I am a licensed MFT, Addictions Specialist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in San Diego, CA.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
In my work within the field of Substance Abuse and Dependence, I participated in a Motivational Interviewing study, in which I was extensively trained in MI and evaluated for the effectiveness of my approach within the model.
I completed my SEP certification with the Somatic Experiencing Institute in 2021. I am an assistant in the SE trainings, currently at the Beginning level.
From 2012-2022 I worked in treatment centers that were focused specifically on chemical dependency/substance addiction. During this time, I worked individually with clients struggling with addiction, provided couples and family counseling, as well as facilitated chemical dependency groups. Most recently, I worked as Clinical Director for a men's outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment facility for 5 years before I opened my private practice.
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), I have received extensive training in the treatment of trauma, including single event trauma and developmental/attachment-based trauma.