About Me

I am an activist and a clinician.

I received my Master's degree in Social Work at California State University, Northridge. I have multiple years of experience working with clients in different settings, such as day treatment centers, schools, counseling centers, and private practice. Additionally, I have multiple years of experience working in LGBTQIA+ policy at the California state level. I bring advocacy, empowerment, community building, and relational skills into my sessions with clients.

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Clinical Work

My Approach

Since you are the architect of your life, your lived experience is the most valuable tool that we have as we begin to identify the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that no longer serve the true, authentic you. You are the guide in the therapy process. My role as your therapist is to collaborate with you and meet you where you are. Because every client and their therapy goals are different, I work with each client to meet those unique goals. I’m a trauma informed clinician who uses an integrative therapy framework. This means I use multiple different frameworks and fuse them together to meet your needs in a flexible way. I include frameworks such as attachment theory, internal family systems ("parts work")somatic psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral informed therapy, and narrative therapy.

 
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Policy Work

LGBTQIA+ Policy

I have worked on several campaigns (see below) to continue California's progress for LGBTQIA+ human rights. 


SB-219 - Long-term care facilities: rights of residents

SB-918 - Homeless Youth Act of 2018

AB-2119 - Foster care: gender affirming health care and mental health care


I also lobbied for $17.5 million in funding to create the Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Womxn’s Health Equity Fund, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019

Most recently, I helped author the beginnings of what turned into SB 923, Gender affirming care (TGI Inclusive Care Act) 2021-2022