I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University, and my BA in Psychology from Boston University. I have worked in the adult mental health community in California for over 20 years and have extensive experience in leading group therapy and individual case management. I have worked in an inpatient hospital and partial hospitalization setting as well as providing couple and family therapy. Additionally, I’m a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Anxiety, Aging, Bipolar disorders, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Body image issues, Caregivers, Chronic illness, Chronic pain / pain management, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Clients who are adopted and their families, Family conflicts (past or current), Foster care, Grief and loss, Medical complexity, Memory loss, Men’s issues and Women’s issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct disorders, Parent coaching / parental concerns, Personality disorders, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Somatic symptom disorders, Substance use disorders, Suicidal ideation;Self-harming behaviors (passive or active); Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness)Trauma and stress-related disorders
Attachment-based therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential therapies, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational interviewing, Narrative therapy, Person-centered, Positive psychology, Psychotherapy, Strengths-based, Trauma-focused (CBT or general)