I am somewhat quirky, incredibly compassionate, and guarantee that you will always feel seen and heard in my office. My therapeutic style is integrative in nature, incorporating psychodynamic, interpersonal, narrative, somatic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques. My approach to therapy is genuine, non-judgmental, and collaborative. It is my hope that you feel safe and comfortable enough to be your true and authentic self in my presence. While therapy is a journey of great importance, I like to make space for humor in the process.
I am an artist, traveler, bike-riding, tea-drinking, documentary-lover, voracious reader, with an offbeat sense of style and humor. I believe that life is "perfectly imperfect" and despite my own tendencies towards perfectionism, I find that I can actually enjoy the messiness of it all. From the time I was a little girl I stepped to the beat of my own drum and I look forward to helping you do the same.
California State Board of Psychology- Licensed Psychologist #28681
Massachusetts State Board of Registration of Psychologists- Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Provider #8983
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (2007)- California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University, San Francisco, California (APA Accredited).
MA., Clinical Psychology (2005)- California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University, San Francisco, California (APA Accredited).
BA., Psychology; BA., Community Studies (honors) (2002)- University of California-Santa Cruz, California.
Professional Work Experience/Internships:
Stanford University- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)- Stanford, CA.
VA Boston Healthcare System- Boston, MA. Faculty Appointments at: Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine.
UC Davis Health System- Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences- Sacramento, CA.
Southern Arizona Internship Consortium (SAPIC)- La Frontera Center- Tucson, AZ.
Jail Psychiatric Services, San Francisco, CA.
Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center, Oakland, CA.
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, Oakland, CA.
Member of Bay Area Open Minds: Psychotherapists Affirming Sexual & Gender Diversity
Member of NCCBT (Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Network)
Sex Therapy Certification-California Institute of Integral Studies
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD Certification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain Certification