Therapeutic Approach: I understand it takes true courage to seek therapy, and I am sincerely dedicated to creating a warm, respectful, empathic, inviting place to meet your individualized needs and goals. Sometimes individuals arestuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving, and interacting with others. Through a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship, we will collaboratively work together to navigate and promote insight into your current struggles, process your thoughts and emotions, help you heal from past experiences, and build your skills to cope effectively and foster satisfying relationships.
As an integrative psychologist, I draw from a variety of approaches including psychodynamic/ relational modalities, as well as self-compassion, mindfulness, strengths-based, and cognitive behavioral techniques to best help meet your unique needs. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults of diverse cultural backgrounds on the following issues: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, life transitions/adjustments, stressors related to college/graduate student life, low self-esteem, stress management, and identity development.
Background: I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley, and my M.A. and Psy.D. from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Program at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I completed an APA-accredited internship at University of Southern California’s (USC) Student Counseling Services and a postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Counseling and Psychological Services in Los Angeles. I have provided psychological assessments, individual therapy, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in various settings, including university counseling centers, private practice, and inpatient settings.