From ripples to waves.
As a documentary filmmaker, I had the chance to explore the depths of human experience. I learned of individuality, purpose and passion. Most of all, I realized there’s always more than meets the eye.
As a teen, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Later in life came chronic migraines. I had to work through the physical and psychological effects these triggered—all of which were invisible to outsiders.
These personal and professional experiences inspired me to make a powerful difference for a few, rather than a ripple in the lives of many.
The illusion vs. the solution.
OCD, anxiety and addiction once ruled my life. I attempted to mask my problems rather than find long-term solutions. I didn’t know any existed.
These “coping skills” stabbed me in the back, making things worse, not better. With help, I learned how to replace these behaviors with more effective ones. Now I have a better understanding of how to leverage strengths to improve satisfaction in the areas that matter most to me: health, wealth, love and happiness.
The past, present and future.
After graduating from USC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Anthropology, I worked full-time for a production house that made videos for the automotive industry. While shooting for companies like Toyota, Nissan and Subaru, we covered the lives of racing drivers. I was struck by their unique nature—willing to risk everything in the name of self-improvement and self-actualization.
Inspired by their passion and purpose, I decided to make a career change. I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I also received training at Children’s Institute as well as Exodus Recovery.
In addition to Private Practice, I'm currently a therapist at Muse Treatment. We help dual-diagnosis clients (substance abuse and mental health) overcome their challenges and achieve more fulfilling lives.