I was born and raised in Hawaii. I obtained a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii, a Master of Counseling degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix, and I am a current student working to obtain my PhD in Clinical Sexology from the International Institute for Clinical Sexology.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist – Supervisor, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist – Supervisor, Nationally Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist, and trained in the Gottman method for couples.
I have been personally trained by some of the lead national experts in trauma and/or addictions work such as Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Stefanie Carnes, Dr. Judith Cohen and Dr. Anthony Mannarino. I am a passionate and continual avid learner so that I may provide the best and most up to date care for my patients.