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I have extensive experience and training in working with adults and children who have been affected by trauma, as well as supporting individuals, couples and families through transitions while working on positive communication and coping skills. I am highly trained in working with the LGBTQ+ community, with topics ranging from exploring and identifying sexuality and gender to working on PTSD, depression and anxiety. I also have many years of practice in supporting couples in ethically non-monogamous relationships and romantic and sexual exploration.

I have spent years of my career working with clients experiencing substance use disorders at inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. I use a trauma-informed, compassionate approach that supports and inspires clients towards making their own decisions and changes. I believe that you hold all the answers to the questions you are asking, and I will support you on your path towards uncovering them.   

In addition to this, I am currently utilizing Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy with clients who are interested in a different therapeutic approach. This type of treatment can accelerate healing and has proven to have significant positive impact on treatment-resistant symptoms. 

Personally, I am from Norway and moved to Santa Barbara in 2007 to pursue my degree in Clinical Psychology, all while working as a singer, songwriter and voice coach. When applicable, I utilize music therapy and voice therapy in sessions with clients who benefit from this type of intervention. I find that my differing cultural perspective can be beneficial when working with clients on gaining new and different perspectives on and solutions to their presenting problems.


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Education and Training 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Psychology from Antioch University

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University

  • Training: Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs)

  • Training: Trauma-Informed psychotherapy 

  • Training: Somatic Psychotherapy for Trauma

  • LGBTQ+ informed and trained

  • Training: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

  • Training: Substance Abuse, Recovery and Harm Reduction

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