Supervised by Darlene Tando, LCSW # 21699
As a transgender woman, the journey to discovering my authentic self only happened after I had done years of work to find my happiness. The joy and gratitude that I now experience is something that I believe all of us deserve and are capable of having – but we need those who have walked the path to help lead the way.
I provide counseling as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), am a support group facilitator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, co-facilitator with Dr. Natalia Zhikhareva’s “Transition and Beyond” support group for trans women, and am a volunteer at the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center as a crisis counselor for the National Suicide Hotline. I am also an active participant in the trans+ community of Los Angeles, volunteering my time to organize clothing swaps and social events.
In transforming myself, I also chose to transform my life, and I knew, perhaps for the first time, what it meant to have a calling. To that end, I look forward to being a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and contributing my talents and life experience to support my community and their families.