How did I get into this field? Many years ago, I was a curious youngster growing up with little to no information about sex and relationships. Certainly there was information on the bad stuff that could happen from sexual relationships, but nothing on connection, desire, pleasure, talking to each other about sex, understanding each other, dealing with jealousy or hurt or other difficult feelings, or what to do when problems arise. That was frustrating, so I wanted to help change it.
My goal is to create space to talk openly about relationships and sexuality, and help make them the best they can be.
Education & Training
2010 - 2013: Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health / UCLA School of Medicine
2010: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon
2006: M.S., Counseling Psychology and Human Services, University of Oregon
2015: Gottman Level 2 Couples Therapy Training
2015: Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Training
2013: Advanced Couples Therapy Training, AACAST
2012: Advanced Sex Therapy Training, American Association of Couples and Sex Therapy (AACAST)