I believe that pursuing therapy is truly a way to invest in and care for yourself. I practice from a psychodynamic and interpersonal orientation. Many of the ways we relate to ourselves, others, and the world around us are highly influenced by the relational and emotional climate we grew up in. I believe that gaining insight into these dynamics and how they operate in conscious and unconscious ways in our personal lives puts us in a position to make mindful and intentional choices that lead to flourishing and a rich experience of life. This is often a very vulnerable process, so I strive to create a relationally safe, emotionally warm, and non-judgmental environment. Therapy requires the active engagement of both patient and therapist, so I value collaboration and feedback on the trajectory of treatment. I am excited that you are considering investing in yourself and look forward to supporting you during our time together.
I received my Psy.D. in clinical psychology from APA-accredited Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. I have worked extensively with adolescents and adults from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds during my formal education. I provided group treatment and education at Hoag Hospital Presbyterian for both in- and out-patient care in the chemical dependency program. I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at State Center Community College District in Fresno, California where I provided individual, couples, and group therapy. I additionally provided psychological, personality, cognitive, mood, and ADHD assessments.