In my own words...

 

When I was 18 year old I had lived in 4 different countries and attended 10 different schools. While I appreciated the experience, the constant moving and shifting during important developmental years, among other stressors, created some adverse affects. On the outside I'm sure I looked happy and well adjusted, but on the inside I was riddled with fear and anxiety. 

 

In 2005, I had enough of the pretending. Searching for answers to help deal with the pain I was feeling inside, I embarked on a journey that brought me to many amazing teachers both in the realm of spirituality and science. I learned the ancient practices of Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, Energy Healing, and the modern scientific practice of Psychology. 

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In 2013 I completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology and am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am Mindfulness Program Director at Stephen H. Wise School in Los Angeles CA and am the Mindfulness Director at Peak Brain Institute in Culver City. In addition, I am a teacher on Evenflow  - A next generation mindfulness & meditation app. 

 

Over the course of 10 years of meditation practice, I have been blessed to have worked with many teachers in various traditions from Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, and Secular Mindfulness.  I am a graduate of Susan Kaiser Greenland's the Inner Kids Certificate program and have completed the Mindful Schools Curriculum training.

 

I was personally trained by Derek O'Neill in the Rising Star Energy Healing system as both a teacher and a practitioner and am a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor who currently teaches at Corepower yoga in Los Angeles.