I am passionate about helping people feel better. I am trained to treat a variety of issues, but I have an emphasis on treating anxiety. Other common issues that I treat are relationship issues, OCD, depression, life transitions, family conflict, co-dependency, and self-esteem.
My personal style is warm, supportive, and direct. I am solution-focused and like to give my clients specific coping strategies to use. I use primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Psychodynamic approaches and interventions to understand, conceptualize, create behavior change, and alleviate symptoms.
BA - Sociology, University of California Los Angeles
MA - Psychology, Pepperdine University
PhD - Clinical Psychology, Alliant University
I knew I wanted to become a psychologist since I took my first psychology class in the 10th grade. Helping people feels really good.
Spending time with my husband, two adult children, and our two dogs. I love gardening, cooking, and traveling.
I like to start my day with a leisurely cup of coffee with my husband and two dogs.
I have two dogs, a 10-year-old chihuahua mix and a 5-month-old beagle. My favorite pet story is the first time we took our two dogs to the dog park together. My chihuahua had not been interested in interacting with our puppy the entire three months she had come into our home, until that day at the dog park. They wrestled and played happily! This was the day they became friends!
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