I enjoy bridging the mindful and self-exploratory sides of psychology with concrete, evidence-based techniques in my work. I tend to be quite active in sessions, providing accountability and tools to support my clients in reaching their goals. My belief that we are all in search of inner growth fosters a trusting and respect-based therapeutic relationship.
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified eating disorder specialist in San Francisco. I am the founder of Evolve Wellness, a group practice of therapists, dietitians, and coaches specializing in treating eating disorders. I am also the author of two books; Stop Bingeing, Start Living; Proven Therapeutic Strategies for Breaking the Binge Eating Cycle and The Loneliness Companion – A Practical Guide for Improving Your Self-Esteem and Finding Comfort in Yourself.
For over a decade, I’ve provided counseling in residential and outpatient settings to clients and their families seeking recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. I feel deeply grateful to be able to support my clients in healing and transforming their lives. My clients are my greatest teachers in personal strength.
License & Education
2020 – Approved Supervisor, The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
2019 – Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
2012 – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 52030
2009 – Master’s Degree, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
2004 – Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology, University of Wisconsin
Publications & Training
2019 – e-Book Contributor, Redefining Wellness – The Ultimate Diet-Free Guide for Teens & Families
2016 – Present – Founder, Evolve Wellness Group, San Francisco, CA
2010 – Present – Psychotherapy Private Practice, San Francisco, CA
2015 – 2016 – University of San Francisco Center for Child & Family Development, Individual Supervisor, San Francisco, CA
2014 – 2015 – Lantern, Web-Based Coaching for Anxiety, Depression & Body Image, Therapeutic coach, San Francisco, CA
2014 – 2015 – Center for Discovery Residential Eating Disorder Program, On Call Therapist, Menlo Park & Fremont, CA
2009 – 2013 – La Ventana Eating Disorder Program, Lead Therapist/Program Director, San Francisco, CA
2007 – 2010 – University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, San Francisco, CA
2005 – 2010 – Blood Systems Research Institute, Research Associate 1, San Francisco, CA
2006 – 2007 – WOMAN, Inc., Certified Domestic Abuse Counselor, Crisis Hotline Volunteer, San Francisco, CA
2004 – 2005 – UCSF AIDS Health Alliance, Psychosocial Support and Prevention Services Intern, San Francisco, CA