I was born and raised in Los Angeles, a city that I truly adore, especially the beaches where I spent most of my time outside of school and work. I spent many hours sitting on cliffs overlooking the vast ocean contemplating life, people, and what my destiny was to be. I knew I was very creative early on. Not only did I have a good imagination but I became very good at manifesting things to happen in the future. Though some good and some bad, I was always on a quest to find my true self. Two things I have always known about myself is that I love to communicate with people and I need to express myself through art and design. So, after art school at UCLA and becoming a graduate of Woodbury University in Graphic Design and Advertising, I spent many years working in those fields, always incorporating human behavior and how the mind works into all projects. Advertising is about appealing to one’s suggestibility…why someone needs to buy a certain product. Hypnosis works on one’s suggestibility because the client needs and wants a new behavior…. and that’s where I can help. With my innate understanding of human nature, my creative background, and the everyday challenges of raising a blended family, I know you will find my individualized approach to therapy very effective.
A life changing event happened to me while attending school at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. As a person who has endured unexplainable chronic pain most of her life, always investigating new doctors and new drugs, I eventually found a renowned Rhuematologist who told me I had something called Fibromyalgia. Twenty-five years ago that was a diagnosis that wasn’t really accepted in the medical community as it is today. I was actually happy to have been labeled with it! “I was relieved, I wasn’t crazy, and finally I had something to believe in, it was real!” I felt that pain was my “jailor” and I was captive to it. Then slowly I learned through my extensive training at HMI that pain is only a perception and that once I changed my belief system about it I could actually take charge of it. I now live a drastically better life and look forward to helping others in their health issues or with their individual blocks that keep them from obtaining their personal best.