I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in San Francisco, California. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2012 where I studied clinical social work with an emphasis in community mental health health. For years, I worked in community mental health settings with young adults, seniors, and people experiencing homelessness. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked as a counselor and outreach worker at a clinic for sex workers.
I have received training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy through the Psychedelic Research And Training Institute and through Polaris Insight Center. My EMDR training is through the Parnell Institute. I was first introduced to harm reduction through working and volunteering in community programs. I expanded my harm reduction knowledge and skills at the Felton Institute, where I was also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. I was further trained in the practice of harm reduction therapy through The Harm Reduction Therapy Center.