Licensed Psychologist (PSY29486)
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ~ Brené Brown
I view therapy as a collaborative process. I want to understand your personal values and goals and help you remove the barriers that get in the way of living your most meaningful life. The interventions that I use in therapy include self-compassion practices, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I specialize in working with mood disorders, anxiety, relationship challenges, perfectionism, self-criticism, body image, identity development, LGBTQ+ affirming therapy, and college transitions.
I believe that it is important to understand the whole person and the impact of culture on our mental and emotional well-being. Therefore, I take a culturally responsive approach to treatment. From a position of cultural humility, I seek to understand your cultural background, values, and lived experiences.
I also believe that our physical and emotional worlds are deeply connected and integrate a mind/body approach to treatment. I help clients connect with their bodies by engaging in practices such as mindfulness, breath work, self-care and body-care habits that help improve quality of life and well-being.
I’ve worked with young adults in various settings, beginning with my graduate school practicum training working in community mental health at Pacific Clinics and during my doctoral internship with San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, where I worked at both a Transitional Age Youth center and an outpatient community mental health center. I deeply value my work with young adults and parents as part of my clinical role with Flourish and on the Institute’s DBT team and CASP team over the past 4 years.
I received my Master’s degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. I’ve attended foundational and intensive trainings in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and I’ve received training in mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.