Hi! I'm Maggie.

Psychotherapist: specializing in trauma recovery and relationship repair.

Artist: actor, singer, musician, writer.

Human: treehugger, spiritual seeker, imperfect and on my own healing path.

My work has evolved as a natural progression of my own healing journey.

Like many therapists, I was a client first. In college I started experiencing anxiety and panic attacks as a result of unaddressed childhood trauma.

The first time I walked into a therapist's office, I knew I belonged there.

We did good, but short-term, work, and it took several years for me to find my way back into a therapist’s office when, unsurprisingly, those same traumas resurfaced because they hadn’t been fully resolved with short-term, cognitive behavioral therapy. And in fact, the symptoms had come back with a vengeance.

Luckily, this time around I was exposed to types of therapy that include the body and brain, and the energy system. The healing was deeper and more complete; in the case of my panic attacks, which had gotten so bad I thought I’d have to drop out of grad school, two sessions with an energy healer eliminated them almost completely. And as I healed, I became inspired to help others to do the same. Over the next several years, I trained to become a psychotherapist and since becoming licensed in 2005 (California) I’ve continued to deepen my understanding of trauma and how to recover.

In 2015 a particularly painful break-up led me to start learning all I could about healthy relationships, and how my trauma history impacted my ability to function well in my own relationships. This has led to a nerd-like fascination with attachment theory, the Gottman Method, relationship security, and the unique way relationship can heal us in ways we can’t heal alone.

Today I’m licensed in three states (California, Connecticut, and New Jersey) and offer online sessions exclusively. 

"What qualifies you to do what you do?"


  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
  • Antioch University, Los Angeles – 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts
  • San Jose State University – 1995
  • Deep Coaching Intensive
  • Center for Transformational Coaching – 2021


  • Certified Brainspotting Therapist
  • Certified Deep Transformational Coach
  • Trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT-CC)
  • Trained in Advanced Integrative Therapy,
  •      former teacher/trainer
  • Trained in Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath
  • Trained in Gottman Method, Level 1

My Favorite Things

hiking among redwoods

hand knitted gifts

my sweet pup king bensley

brunch with friends

a perfect wine pairing

what i'm about:

I’m multipassionate, meaning that I have several career paths that I pursue simultaneously. In addition to my therapy work, I also have thriving careers as an actress & musician. For years I tried to keep these careers separate to avoid looking like I wasn’t fully committed to either one. But you know what? I am!  As Walt Whitman, said, I contain multitudes.

what i value most:

I value connection, vulnerability, empathy, having hard conversations instead of sweeping things under the rug, allowing, accepting, releasing expectations, keeping my commitments, and loving even when it’s hard. 

my most important daily rituals:

My mornings are sacred! I prioritize time in the morning to meditate, write morning pages, drink water, and take King for a walk outside to greet the day. When I miss this ritual by oversleeping or overscheduling myself, I feel the difference!