Welcome to My Practice!
Welcome to My Practice!
My Professional Qualifications:
2011 PSY 24463, State of California, Board of Psychology
2010 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, California
2008 M.S., Clinical Psychology Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, California
Completed Certificate Program in Neuropsychological Assessment
2002 B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
PAST & PRESENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
The Northern California Neuropsychology Forum
American Psychological Association:
Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology
Division 40, Neuropsychology
National Academy of Neuropsychology
HONORS AND AWARDS
2013 Congressional Recognition by Congressman Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson for outstanding contributions to veterans, their families, and the community.
2009 Georgia and Roger Printup Assistantship, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
2009 Dissertation Grant Award, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
2007 Georgia and Roger Printup Assistantship, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
2005 – 2009 Doctoral Fellowship Award, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
My Approach to Helping:
Therapy is about helping you with your unique challenges and supporting you in building a life you feel passionate about living. As your therapist, I recognize and appreciate that you are an individual with your own needs, and our work together will honor that.
I have worked with adults of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief, adjustment problems, stress, and phase-of-life transitions. My approach is warm, supportive, and solution-focused. I provide solution focused therapy for short-term solutions and immediate symptom reduction.
We also can explore the idea of continuing with longer-term psychotherapy for personal growth and development. I was trained in a variety of evidence-based practices. I often integrate cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal, and psychodynamic techniques.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a consultant in medical settings, providing program development and supervision for behavioral health services. I am well qualified, state licensed, and am passionate about my work as a therapist.