I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California State (Lic # PSY25287). I have dedicated my professional life to treatment and research in the field of psychology.
I attended California State University, Sacramento, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I went on to receive both my Masters and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. My professional training and experience are diverse, having worked at medical centers providing neuropsychological evaluations and psycho-educational testing, therapy and psychological testing at community counseling centers in Los Angeles and Orange County, and having provided therapy, career assessments, and crisis services at college counseling centers in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz.
My current areas of clinical emphases in my private practice include therapy with adults, couples, and older adolescents, and psychological assessment with all ages.
We all face challenges. When these challenges prevent you from enjoying life and the people around you, therapy can provide both immediate and long-term relief, coping skills, deeper self-awareness, and deeper connections with others. Therapy offers a safe, non-judgmental environment that can help you restore a sense of balance, promote growth, and put you on the path toward positive change. I use an integrative approach that draws from evidence-based and researched methods. I engage with clients using an interactive style and I will help in examining thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a safe and supportive atmosphere. My mission as a psychologist is to help people utilize their strengths to overcome adversity, and to realize their potential.
Why Psychological Testing?
Many bright students have specific learning problems that negatively effect their ability to learn up to their potential. These students can be helped tremendously by proper evaluation and timely remediation that can identify academic, emotional, and behavioral strengths and weaknesses. Results of an evaluation can be instrumental in creating an individualized plan that can provide parents, educators, and other professionals with the appropriate resources to promote educational success.
Areas of Expertise
Body image issues
Reactions to a trauma
Questions about sexual or gender identity
Grief or loss