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  • Marriage and Family Therapist, #88014, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Sacramento, CA



  • M.A. Clinical Psychology & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) studies, Antioch University Los Angeles

  • B.S. Corporate Communication, University of Texas at Austin




  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, ICEEFT (in progress)

  • Conflict Resolution (Texas Civil Practices and Remedies, Code section 154.052)

  • Family Mediation (Texas Civil Practices and Remedies, Code section 154.052)

  • Hogan Assessment & Instrument (Hogan Systems)


  • CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

  • ICEEFT (International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)

  • EFTCLA (Emotionally Focused Therapy Center of Los Angeles)

Clinical Training

  • AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)

  • Teenline Suicide Hotline, Cedars Sinai 

  • Los Angeles LGBT Center, Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic

  • Key Howard, LCSW

  • Los Angeles Unified School District's Project 10



APLA has a renowned reputation for expert psychotherapy supervision and training. At APLA I gained invaluable knowledge and experience working with a variety of issues including sexual orientation, chronic and infectious disease, addiction, and dual-diagnosis.  enhanced my training at Cedars Sinai’s Teenline, a national teen-to-teen crisis and suicide prevention hotline to work for teenagers experiencing suicidality, child abuse and bullying. I worked for two years at the Los Angeles LGBT Center as a psychosocial care manager providing mental health services to persons living with HIV/AIDS; and I completed additional clinical training as a mental health therapist associate at the Men’s Life Skills Center, under the direct clinical supervision of Ken Howard, LCSW. 

In 2013 I was awarded the Paul K. Starke Warrior Award from the City of West Hollywood for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Prevention.  

Additionally, I worked as a Mental Health Consultant with Los Angeles Unified School District’s Project 10 department, under the direct supervision and collaboration of Stephen Jimenez.


“Project 10 was established to ensure that District policies and procedures protect the rights of gender variant and transgender students. Project 10 offers technical and educational support to schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students.  The mission of Project 10, in accordance with the District's Nondiscrimination Policy and the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, is to ensure safe, supportive, and welcoming campuses free from discrimination and harassment for sexual minority youth.”  


I developed and delivered training to educators and school administrators on educational equity compliance under current California student law and policy and strategies for implementing State assembly bills and policies specific to LGBTQ students and youth. I continue to provide education, training and professional development workshops to organizations, schools, and communities.

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