I am the clinical coordinator for Cliffside Malibu. I am directly involved in client coordination of care, facilitating group therapy as well as meeting with clients regarding individual needs and communicating with clients families when the first arrive.
Prior to starting with Cliffside I started my journey in recovery as an EMT then participated in multiple volunteer opportunities Safe House of the Desert, Jewish Family Services, ABC Club, and ultimately ended up at Micheal’s House (Foundation Recovery Network) for 7 years as the residential counselor manager which was a rewarding.
Moving forward I received my certification for a drug and alcohol counselor, received an AA degree in counseling and psychology from college of the desert, received a BA degree in psychology from Cal State Channel Islands and currently working on a masters in clinical psychology. I’m current a CADAC II and a Smart Recovery facilitator.
I enjoy meeting and working with people from all over. I believe that learning the ways, opinions and beliefs of others is key to putting life in its true perspective, helping one to grow. I believes in treating the whole individual and meeting clients where they are, providing an empathetic, non-judgmental approach for the recovery journey.