My goal is to focus on your strengths and to encourage mental, emotional and spiritual growth by providing empathy, warmth and a safe therapeutic environment. Together, we will work towards developing a healthier you! I use evidence based interventions and curriculum focused on solutions to your unique problems and needs. You are the captain of your own ship but even the strongest and determined among us can face challenges that seem overwhelming and beyond our current abilities to cope. I will help you to rediscover your strengths and develop new skills so you can regain control and mastery over your life and happiness.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA)
I am a DBT certified, trauma informed therapist with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), crisis intervention, family therapy / family systems approaches, psychodynamic and solution focused modalities. In addition to specializing in women and men diagnosed with C-PTSD, I have over a decade of experience working with clients in recovery.
I am an experienced therapist with over 15 years of clinical practice and served as a professor of psychology and statistics for over a decade. Enhanced by contemporary clinical training and an extensive background in research and writing, my hope is to combine evidence based treatment, compassion and a focus on solutions to your problems!
Doctor of Psychology: Clinical Forensic Psychology
Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA
Dissertation Published July 10th, 2012: A Comparison of Neurocognitive Function in Opioid and Non-Opioid Using Chronic Pain Patients.
Degree posted, June 11th, 2014.
Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA
Degree awarded October 15th, 2010
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Pepperdine University – Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Malibu, CA
Degree awarded April 14th, 2007
Graduated with Honors from Psi Chi
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Pepperdine University –Seaver College, Malibu, CA,
Degree awarded July, 2003
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising
Pepperdine University –Seaver College, Malibu, CA, 2003
Degree awarded July, 2003
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma and Abuse
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety and Depression
- Anxiety Disorders
- LGBT Issues
- Men's Issues and Health
- Women's Issues and Health
- Attachment Disorder
Session Type / Duration
- Couples / 50 Minutes
- Crisis / 60 Minutes
- Family / 50 Minutes
- Individual / 50 Minutes
- Intake / 50 Minutes