I firmly believe that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy, whether you are seeking to better cope with distress, better understand yourself or your relationships, make difficult decisions, or any number of other important objectives. My approach is a strongly relational, individualized one, where I put emphasis on creating a warm, compassionate, and safe therapeutic alliance that collaboratively seeks to meet your goals. I tend to operate primarily from a psychodynamic framework, but I consider myself eclectic and integrative, often also incorporating therapeutic theory and techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. I seek to honor your uniqueness and tailor therapy to best fit you.
I work with adults from diverse multicultural backgrounds to address a vast array of concerns, including, but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, adjustment disorders, relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, religious and/or spiritual challenges, stress management, grief/loss, intrapersonal issues and growth, and more.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. I also specialize in working with emerging adults and university students, having completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Biola Counseling Center and my post-doctoral experience at the Pepperdine Counseling Center. My clinical experience has also included psychological assessment and delivering neuropsychological batteries. I have provided assessments to adolescents and adults, including in a high school and university setting, but also at UCI MIND (UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders) during pre-doctoral training.