ABOUT

Approach

As a psychotherapist, I am committed to helping you realize what you most want from life: fulfilling relationships, relief from self-defeating cycles, and self confidence. Working with me brings the clarity, guidance, and support you need to overcome barriers to contentment.

My style is candid and astute, coupled with warmth and humor. I listen deeply and creatively so I can offer a new lens and insight to patterns that have been keeping you stuck. I help you maintain motivation and hope, even in the face of challenge.

Experience

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years experience working individuals, couples, and families.  I use well-founded as well as innovative psychotherapeutic strategies including cognitive-behavioral techniques and psychodynamic approaches. In addition, I provide consultation and supervision to mental health providers.

I earned my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and Masters in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from the University of Southern California and postgraduate training from UC Berkeley. As a clinical psychologist at the student counseling center at UC Berkeley, I served on the Eating Disorder Treatment Team and developed and led an internship program for Masters level clinicians. I have taught at UC Irvine, University of San Francisco, and UC Berkeley. I am an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, Alameda County Psychological Association, The Psychotherapy Institute, Academy for Eating Disorders, Association for Eating Disorder Professionals-San Francisco, Bay Area Eating Disorders Associates, and the Children and Adults with Attention and Hyperactivity Disorder Foundation.