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I am a California licensed clinical social worker (# LCS28759).  While I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, I  specialize in working with high risk clients struggling with various forms of ongoing mental illness.  


Prior to private practice and throughout my years of training and licensure, I worked in a variety of settings including domestic violence support, crisis response and in a school setting.  I also helped establish CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) as a premiere provider of mental health services across the Peninsula and South Bay.  Having started with CASSY at its first location, Los Gatos High School, I helped grow the secondary schools program from 1 high school to ten high schools and five middle schools in seven districts throughout the South Bay.  I also spent four years at EMQ (now UPlift) as part of the Crisis Response Team, doing suicide and homicide assessments for Santa Clara County.   It has been an honor and a pleasure to get to work with so many families who might otherwise not have received mental health services they so desperately needed.


Working with clients struggling with everything from eating disorders to self harm, anxiety, depression, family conflict, peer conflict, bipolar disorder, substance use and abuse, grief and loss, gender identity and sexuality, and many other difficult to handle emotions and situations has opened my eyes and my heart to the need for support in this area.  Building trust and support with my clients in order to help them lead the lives that they choose is a fundamental principle of my practice.

Having grown up and spent much of my adult life in the Bay Area, I have a very thorough understanding of the complex nature of the stressors living in such a vibrant, competitive area brings to both individuals and their families.  By bringing this understanding to my work with clients, I am able to more thoroughly understand their struggles.


When I'm not at work, you will find me enjoying my family (and dog) and taking advantage of the positive things the Bay Area has to offer like relaxing at the beach, hiking in the mountains or eating at one of the myriad of wonderful restaurants our area has to offer.

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