Adolescents, Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, LGBTQ, Transitional Life Issues, Personal Growth, CBT
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and I have been conducting individual, couples, and family psychotherapy in since 2004. I earned my Doctorate in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), San Diego in 2003, my Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from CSPP, San Diego in 2001, and my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1998.
Throughout my career I have worked with individuals of all ages from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings such as school settings, residential programs, substance abuse programs, transitional living facilities, group homes, and hospital settings. I treat individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, weight management, grief/loss, substance abuse, LGBT issues, adolescent issues (school, emotional, behavioral/family), young adult issues (career, transition, relationships), and personal growth.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which is an evidenced based solution-focused therapy that teaches clients positive approaches to viewing themselves, their relationships, and their world. Cognitive Behavior Therapy uses real techniques and coping skills in order to implement lasting change. The aim for Cognitive Behavior Therapy is to help clients learn how to be their own therapist so that they can cope with the difficult situations that are bringing them to therapy as well as situation that may arise in the future.