Whether it was classical ballet, acting, singing, directing, or technical theatre, the stage served as my release-my vessel to healing. It has always been therapeutic to me in many ways. As I reflect upon what I love most about performing arts, it is the stories-the opportunities presented to delve deep into the inner worlds of characters and share those stories with others. Within those stories are opportunities for mirroring and opportunities for connection as human beings.
This is what led me to psychology.
I obtained my Bachelors in Theatre Arts from Birmingham-Southern College and obtained my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. I received one of a kind, extensive training in LGBTQ affirmative psychotherapy through the specialization program at Antioch University. Throughout the course of my training, I have worked with young adults dealing with various issues that may arise through identity development including anxiety, depression, addiction, and self-harm. I am continuing to fuel my passion for empowering youth at the Los Angeles LGBT Center through my work with LifeWorks, a youth development center, where I facilitate both group and individual therapy.