I am a private coach and psychotherapist who focuses on helping people find solutions. I can help you discover what is blocking you, see old patterns, and get unstuck.
I was born in San Francisco and raised in the bay area and from a young age I was drawn to two distinct passions- artistic expression and a love for horses.
After graduating high school, I attended college at Parson's School of Design in New York City. Half way through my fine arts degree, I decided to take a year off to travel extensively around the world solo. I supported myself by buying and selling textiles and clothing. Upon returning from my travels, I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. and majored in the jewelry and metal arts department.
I moved out to San Gregorio, Ca and began a career in making jewelry but I was unfulfilled. I wanted to help people and my whole life people had told me that I should be a counselor, that I was a good listener, that I offered good advice, and most importantly, that I was trustworthy. When I discovered the Art Therapy/MFT program at NDNU in Belmont, I knew that this was my path. Art had always been a healing experience for me and it just made sense to offer this as a way to heal others.
When I stumbled across Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, I never looked back. As long as I have followed the call to provide healing through working with horses and art, doors have opened and people have walked in. I am currently the director of the equine therapy program at Cielo House in Moss Beach, Ca. and am the mental health practitioner working with the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy in Woodside, CA. I incorporate art and working with horses into my private practice but sometimes just traditional talk therapy in my private practice office in Half Moon Bay, Ca. is what fits my clients needs.
My practice has now expanded into life coaching. I truly love this style of helping people and many people are clear that they want to try coaching versus therapy. Over 15 years of providing psychotherapy, listening for behavior patterns, listening to belief systems and attuning to energetic blockages has trained me to be an expert life coach. In addition, I have taken specific life coaching courses and trainings and myself have benefitted greatly from working with my own coach.
Only through our own personal growth and introspection can we be in a place to help others do the same.