My approach to psychotherapy is supportive, goal-oriented, and empathic. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each client as well as to cultivate a safe and supportive relationship in which my clients feel heard and respected. I assist clients in exploring unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that are preventing them from living the life they want. By combining the most effective interventions grounded in scientific research with a strengths-based approach that emphasizes each person’s positive qualities, I work together with my clients to achieve their therapy goals. My hope is to provide clients with a deeper understanding of ways in which unhelpful patterns have been developed and maintained as well as concrete skills for addressing these concerns. With this approach, I hope that each client leaves therapy with a stronger sense of confidence in their ability to tackle future obstacles and challenges.
Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, worry, panic, OCD, and phobias)
Mood Disorders (depression and bipolar disorder)
Sleep Disturbances, including insomnia and nightmares
I draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches in order to provide treatment that is up-to-date and effective. Modalities that I use include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Education and Training
I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), an APA-accredited program in San Francisco, CA. During my graduate training, I worked at an intensive outpatient adult chemical dependency program and various community mental health centers. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at University of the Pacific Counseling and Psychological Services. Before beginning graduate school, I held various positions at a residential treatment facility for adolescent males in San Rafael, CA. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Child Development and Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.