My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, empathic, and oriented toward achieving the results my clients desire. I provide my clients with skills to increase awareness of and change problematic patterns that can lead to feeling stuck. Left unaddressed, these patterns can take a toll on relationships, work, health, and self-esteem. My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, and supportive space for exploration and change and to help people get back to living a more meaningful and enjoyable life. In addition, I emphasize a “strength-based” approach to treatment in which I help clients identify and build from strengths, resiliency, and other positive qualities they already have, and use those to overcome obstacles.
I enjoy working with adults, and draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy to provide the most effective treatments. I use a flexible approach in order to meet the unique needs of each individual.
Perinatal Mental Health (postpartum depression and anxiety)
Anxiety Disorders (worry, panic, phobias, social anxiety, stress)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills and mindfulness strategies
Education and Training
I earned my doctorate in psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto and my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles and my post-doctoral training in private practice in San Francisco. My other clinical experiences include providing evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and insomnia in outpatient clinics at the Palo Alto VA, San Jose Job Corps, and the San Francisco VA.