I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in adult, older adult, and health psychology. I utilize an existential approach to helping my clients manage life stressors and mental health concerns, providing personalized treatment to fit individual needs. I did my undergrad work at UCLA, where I earned my BA degree in Philosophy, and my MS and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Community Psychology from the University of La Verne. During my doctoral training, I had the opportunity to provide services at a number of different community agencies including substance abuse treatment centers, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, school counseling centers, and DMH community clinics.
Following graduation, I completed postdoctoral and early career work providing field based mental health services to low income seniors, and services for court mandated forensic mental health patients. These experiences allowed me the chance to work all over the greater Los Angeles area and to develop sub-specialties in a variety of areas including chronic illness, life transitions, treatment of chronic and acute depression and anxiety, hoarding, grief and loss, and healthy aging.
I have the benefit of an abundance of training and experience which I bring to each session to help my clients see themselves differently and approach their problems with a fresh perspective to create new possibilities. Our work together will be careful, thoughtful, and meaningful, designed to help you recognize and build on your strengths, as well as increase your resiliency to help you better manage life’s many challenges.