Therapist with a specialty in trauma, and a passion for assisting clients in healing, better understanding themselves, and achieving their therapeutic goals. Freelance writer with excellent communication skills, impeccable attention to detail, and specialty in breaking down complex issues into easy-to-understand pieces.


University of San Diego (2012-2014)                                                                                           

  • Masters in Marital and Family Therapy
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.92

University of California, Davis (2008-2012)                                                                        

  • B.A. in psychology and minor in sexuality


OC PTSD Center (2014-Present)

MFT Intern specializing in trauma and communication

  • Diagnose and treat individuals, couples and families in a private practice setting
  • Use EMDR (trauma based method) when appropriate
  • Use Equine Assisted Psychotherapy when appropriate
  • Document clinical notes
  • Make appropriate referrals

Freelance Writer (2014-Present)

Guest Blogger/Weekly Contributor

Areas of Expertise: relationships, parenting, sexuality, mental health, the brain, pet         wellness, financial stress, and writing how-tos

  • OC PTSD Center-write blogs pertaining to mental health, parenting, relationships and self care
  • Oh Tiny Heart- write blogs pertaining to animal health and wellbeing
  • The Bolde- write blogs pertaining to relationships and self care
  • BlogPaws- write blogs that focus on assisting writers sharpen their skills
  • Wealthy Web Writer- pending post about niche writing

Freelance Editor/Writing Coach (2014-Present)                                                                           

Editing, Proofreading, and Restructuring Content

  • Work with individuals on defining their voice and building their confidence as writers
  • Edit, proofread and restructure various short and long form pieces

Phoenix House (2013-2014)                                                                                                          

MFT trainee

  • Facilitated weekly multi-family groups with monthly process groups, and utilized Strengthening Families/Parent education curriculum
  • Facilitated weekly all female peer group utilizing Voices curriculum
  • Worked as part of a treatment team
  • Treated as many as twelve families simultaneously using various interventions
  • Documented clinical notes for families and groups using the Welligent online system
  • Conducted drug tests for adolescent clients and filed appropriate paperwork
  • Filed numerous CPS reports and created safety plans with clients
  • Conducted numerous immediate suicide assessments as needed


Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center

  • Answered the crisis line and worked with walk in clients
  • Provided psycho-education, crisis intervention, and peer support
  • Member of a collaborative team including MFTs, lawyers, and social workers

1736 Family Crisis Center

  • Child Care Volunteer
  • Planned and supervised activities for infants, children and teenagers
  • Provided psycho-education and support to mothers and families
  • Assisted youth in addressing trauma-centered issues

Ferdinand’s Familia Ranch Board Member/Volunteer

  • Cared for previously abused animals, including horses, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks
  • Successfully trained and sponsored a Mustang
  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • In charge of developing therapeutic equine program

Philanthropist for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

  • Raised money to aid in advocacy for abused and neglected children
  • Organized fundraisers and charity events

Save the Children Sponsor

  • Actively engage with sponsored child via email and letters


  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED certified
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and WordPress front-end and back- end
  • Trained multi-family group facilitator
  • Trained in DAP style note documentation
  • Completed Diversity Leadership Development Program
  • Completed 60 hour sexual assault and domestic violence peer counselor training
  • EMDR training completed in 2014
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy training completed in 2015