BA in Psychology UC Santa Cruz
PhD in Clinical Psychology University of Maryland, Baltimore County
APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship at VA Ann Arbor
APA Accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship at VA San Diego
Specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD
Trauma (e.g., Sexual Assault, Combat, and Childhood Trauma), Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, and Insomnia
I am collaborative, warm, and empathic. I tailor treatment based on the challenges a client is facing as well as their goals. For those facing anxiety or trauma, I often help them face their fears in a systematic manner. Therapy can also entail helping clients learn to challenge stuck points and unhelpful thoughts. For those facing insomnia, I use techniques to help increase sleep efficiency. My aim is to help clients live a life that is fuller and more in line with their values. I am passionate about helping those who have been marginalized due to ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual identity, and other identity factors.
I work with clients to create treatment goals and find the right therapy for them. The types of therapy I use most often are Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Insomnia, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a mindfulness-based therapy).
I need to do more exploring before I find a favorite. I’m a fan of dumpling and Szechwan restaurants.
Photography, food, and reading.
31327 – CA