I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with emphasis on Children, Youth & Families/Child Welfare and Brandman University with a Master’s degree in Social Work.
My passion and my specialties, are working in the field with adults who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, whom are resistant to mental health treatment, provided family education training classes to families and caretakers.
An advocate and voice for children who have been neglected, physically and mentally abused, as well as an advocate for all human beings who may have been sexually assaulted, suffered domestic violence, prevention, education, mental health, Co-Occurring disorders, HIV/AIDS Awareness, career development and case management.
I have been a volunteer and advocate in my community for many years, in 1999 I founded the San Diego Golden Steppers Drill, Dance and Step Team. A member of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where I am on the Executive Committee and hold the leadership role of Women in the NAACP (WIN).
As a dancer and skater, I have come to understand the concept of healing the body through therapy. Self-care, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, art, music, mediation, individual and group therapy, I have found it to be very healing and helpful for the mind, body, soul and spirit.
Becoming a therapist has been my lifelong dream, I am thankful to have had the opportunity to purse my passion, and to continue inspiring, motivating and being an aspiration to others, through their healing process.