PTSD, Life Transitions, DBT, Depression, Anxiety, College students, Young Adults, Couples, Stress Management, ADHD, CBT
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in working with adolescents, young adults, individuals and couples. I believe therapy is most helpful when done in an accepting and comfortable environment. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in attaining their personal goals, explore avenues for growth, and achieve emotional well-being. I understand that every individual and couple is unique and I approach treatment with this in mind. I know that each client enters therapy with specific strengths and I do my best to help them pull from those strengths. My approach to therapy can be described as compassionate, active, warm, and gently challenging.
I specialize in helping with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, body image issues, eating disorders, chronic pain, academic/work challenges, identity and cultural issues, trauma, family of origin issues, and life transitions. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and communities. I utilize a multidisciplinary approach integrating psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and interpersonal therapy. I focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship so that clients can feel safe to explore their inner world uniquely. Therapy is unique to each client, and thus it is tailored to fit the need of the client and their treatment goals. My goal is to aid clients in developing new insights, identifying unhelpful interpersonal and behavioral patterns, and creating meaningful change. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, utilizing a caring and collaborative approach to help my clients feel heard, supported, and empowered. I am passionate about providing services to a diverse community, specifically those who may be marginalized or struggle to access services.
I was raised in Atlanta where I earned my bachelors of science degree in psychology and bachelors of arts degree in sociology from the University of Georgia. I went on to obtain my master’s degree in mental health counseling from Georgia State University. After teaching psychology courses and conducting psychological assessments in Atlanta, I moved to San Diego where I completed my doctoral degree.