Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Certified Parent Educator and Parenting Coach
- UC Irvine
- Magna Cum Lauda
- Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology
- Pepperdine University
Master of Arts in counseling
Graduated with honors
- Parenting Certifications:
Certified by Talaris Institute
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
- Work HistoryThe Living Success Center
- The Kinship Center
- Irvine Unified School District
- OC Mommy and Me
My training began at the The Living Success Center where I built a solid foundation in my counseling skills. During my time at the center I worked with couples, families, and individuals spanning a range of diagnoses. This experience opened my eyes to the value of attachment and the parent-child relationship as being one of the most essential factors in allowing us to become socially strong and emotionally secure adults.
I later moved on to working with families in the area of adoption and foster care at The Kinship Center. Here I continued to work with my passion of developing healthy parent-child relationships. I assisted families who had adopted or were fostering children to build new, solid, happy, healthy and connected relationships.
For the past seven years I have worked as a parent educator and behavior coach with the Irvine Unified School District. My work has been dedicated to supporting parents and early childhood educators in understanding and reducing challenging behavior in young children at home and in the classroom. I have worked with families of typically developing children as well as families needing parenting support with special needs children.
As a certified parent educator I teach parenting classes for parents of toddlers and preschoolers for The Early Childhood Learning Center, OC Mommy and Me and and private community preschools.