I am a licensed clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in La Jolla, CA. I have experience working clinically with a wide range of clients including those experiencing grief, anxiety, mood, or eating disorders. I am a certified complicated grief therapist, a leading expert in the use of complicated grief therapy for survivors of suicide loss, and a trainer for the national complicated grief “train-the-trainers” program.

My goal is to create a safe, comfortable environment in which stimulating growth and change can occur within my clients. Through compatibility, a strong therapeutic alliance emerges, which helps bring the possibility of deep, constructive change. My approach to therapy is one that is deeply rooted in the client experience. I follow an eclectic approach, where I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities in order to make the treatment client specific.

The lotus blossom is a great symbol of rebirth and enlightenment. The lotus begins its journey in murky, muddy water yet comes through on top in all of its beauty. The lotus blossom’s ability to rise above the murky waters is symbolic of overcoming one’s own dark times.


I offer services for a wide range of clients, including grief, anxiety, mood, or eating disorders.


Losing someone we love can be one of the most difficult life experiences that we face. I offer specialized treatment to help cope with grief and loss.


This free monthly support group is for anyone who has lost someone to suicide.