Therapy is a journey of self-discovery: it is the act of finding yourself and making peace with what you find. It is a process through which you can make sense of the world around you and your place within it. I believe that it is an honor to bear witness to the most intimate parts of people’s lives and walk beside them as they reconcile their past, present, and future.
Psychotherapy has the power to change lives. To that end, one of my first goals in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can bring their full selves. I value diversity in all its forms and welcome clients from all communities and identities. I work through an integrative lens using family systems and relational therapy models while being able to incorporate evidence-based interventions such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) where appropriate. My approach is collaborative and flexible, balancing exploratory work with directness in order to help you achieve your goals.
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I have trained and worked in a variety of settings that include schools (elementary, middle, and high), community mental health, outpatient mental health, psychiatric crisis, and hospitals. I have experience treating a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, complex trauma, racial trauma, family stress and conflict, life transitions including immigration, catastrophic illness or injury, racial identity development, gender and sexual identity development, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I enjoy working across the lifespan, from teens to mature adults, and utilize individual, couples, family, and group therapies. Although I thoroughly enjoy working with clients across a broad range of presenting issues, I have over 25 years of experience helping others overcome trauma. My area of specialty is sexual trauma.
There can be many experiences in people’s lives that feel unspeakable. I believe that this silence can be profoundly isolating and negatively affect their lives, relationships, and future. My goal is to help clients find their voice, speak their truth, and begin their journey of healing and self-discovery.