She is a clinical mental health counselor also in private practice, who specializes in mindfulness based psychotherapy. She has been a long time practitioner of mindfulness. She facilitates and teaches about the application of mindful practice in psychotherapy and other fields. She feels quite passionate about the practical effectiveness of mindfulness as a tool to interrupt automatic behavior patterns and the integration of Self. She has worked extensively with substance dependence, mood disorders, trauma, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, through a multicultural lens. She has had the honor of studying with Ron Siegal, PhD; Eric Garland, PhD; Richard Schwartz, PhD; Vijay Shankar, PsyD (ACT) and Larry Cammarata, PhD who have made major contributions to her practice of psychotherapy.