Growing up in a home with a father suffering from trauma incurred during the Vietnam War, as well as a mother who is a therapist herself, I have, since my earliest days, had direct experience to both mental health issues and therapy as a treatment. I decided I wanted to follow in my mother's footsteps and take up a career in healing others.
I obtained my bachelor's in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Shortly after graduating, I took up multiple jobs in the mental health field, most notably as a counselor for homeless veterans. I then attended graduate school, getting my Master's Degree in Counseling from Palo Alto University in 2018.
I am an AMFT (#112922) working under the supervision of Aaron Williams, LCSW (#28379).
Outside of my work life, I'm something of a geek, enjoying painting models and running roleplaying groups.