Therapeutic Approach: As a therapist, I utilize a psychodynamic, depth-oriented approach to help adults of all ages better understand themselves and the world around them through a lens of curiosity and self-compassion. I greatly value the healing power of relationships and believe that, as social creatures, humans are not meant to face life alone. As such, I aim to encourage greater connection between my clients and their communities. I strive to work together with my clients to develop a safe and trusting space to explore the variety of struggles that arise at a pace that is comfortable for them.
I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with the following issues:
Background: I earned my PSY.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University – Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship training at California State University Fullerton – Counseling and Psychological services. I have provided psychotherapy to adults of all ages in settings that include community mental health, day treatment centers, intensive outpatient treatment centers, and university psychological services.