"The process of therapy, of opening up to someone you can come to trust, can lead to more gratifying ways of coping with the struggles of life. With bravery and with care, change is possible."
I focus on helping people face difficult emotions and experiences. I tailor each therapy experience to the unique needs of each person. I focus on core emotional experience and pull in other methods depending on the needs of the individual. Some of the tools I have expertise in are meditation and mindfulness, emotion focused exercises, as well as others.
The foundation of my experience as a Psychologist was built while receiving a clinical Doctorate and Master’s degrees from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. I completed my internship at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles. At Kaiser, I provided individual and group therapy to people with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, co-dependency, OCD, ADHD, and trauma, among others. During my training I worked at Kaiser Oakland Neuropsychology Department, St. Helena Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital, ANKA Behavioral Health, and The Wright Institute Clinic. At these sites, I served adolescents and adults facing serious mental illness, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance abuse, PTSD, dementia, co-dependency and dependency issues, as well as life transitions.
I also have training in psychological assessment from St. Helena Inpatient Hospital, Kaiser Oakland Neuropsychology Department, and Kaiser Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.
I am licensed by the state of California: PSY 31768.