After studying Psychology and Education at the University of California at Santa Cruz, I completed my Master's degree at the University of California at Berkeley. In Santa Cruz, I worked in a group home for adolescents. In graduate school I interned at San Francisco General Hospital and The New Bridge Foundation, a substance abuse treatment facility in Berkeley. After The New Bridge Foundation, I started working as a child psychotherapist for the Lincoln Child Center in Oakland. While working at the Lincoln Child Center I started my own business serving the Bay Area's recovery community. I served as the Director of Pacific Coast Recovery for 8 years. Today I am focusing exclusively on my private practice.