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. My training and experience continued beyond graduate school at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, various private practices, and Destinations to Recovery in issues including anxiety, depression, life adjustments, self-harm, substance use, and issues related to identity formation and intersectionality. I continue to be passionate about working with the queer community, female and women-identified individuals' sexuality, and desire and intimacy.