Hello! First and foremost, I want to commend you for taking the first step towards pursuing psychotherapy. It takes great insight to recognize that something in your life isn’t working and it takes even more courage to ask for help. If you find that your days are filled with more and more tasks, yet you constantly feel depleted or like you are coming up short, psychotherapy can be the place to reevaluate and change direction. When was the last time you gave yourself permission to live for you, rather than how you’ve been told to live?
I have had the honor to work with those struggling with prolonged stress, weight management, and those coping with a chronic illness like vision loss, traumatic brain injury or diabetes. Understandably, many of these individuals have felt like their condition has held them back from the life they desire. Through concrete goal-setting, mindfulness training and asking poignant questions, my clients have been able to make strides towards their dreams and meaningfully re-engage with their lives.
I earned my bachelor’s degree from University of California San Diego and then pursued my doctoral degree from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, California. I completed my predoctoral internship at Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry and my postdoctoral fellowship at Loma Linda Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your team.