Welcome to my practice: New Leaf Counseling Services. The metaphor of turning over a new leaf represents transformation. It is my bone deep belief that it is possible to experience redemption and a new beginning regardless of the pain and hurts of our past when we are ready to do the work. I grew up in San Francisco and was raised by my maternal grandmother since my mother passed away when I was young. I know what it is to feel abandonment yet I have also known great joy, a sense of belonging by taking the risk to connect with others, and the kindness of strangers. Throughout my varied life experiences which also includes my academic and professional work experience, I’ve gained a lot of insight and feel that it is helpful in my work with my clients.

While I work with all races and ethnicities who are moving through life transitions such as changes in health, career challenges, or changes in relationship status. I also know what it is like as a Black woman to want to sit across from someone who looks like me. I look forward to working with you.

Finally, a few of the things I love are; vanilla ice cream with red velvet cake, good, strong coffee in the morning, strawberries and champagne, road trips, lady bugs, Netflix binging, great conversations, and my beautiful son.



Do you feel no one will understand you? Believe it or not, I get you.  The issues my therapy addresses include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Social Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Issues related due to being single
  • Issues related to food and/or substance misuse
  • Weight and Body Image
  • Grief and loss

I bring a lifetime of experience to my work with clients.  My specializations are working with:

  • People who feel marginalized due to gender preference, race, culture, religion, etc.
  • Black Women as well as Women of Color impacted by racism/micro-aggressions
  • Those who have been orphaned, fostered, adopted or raised by family other than their own mother or father
  • Individuals dealing with alcohol misuse combined with emotional eating
  • Individuals dealing with loneliness or isolation
  • Women with limited support who are starting businesses
  • Single Parents without a partner and limited or no family support