I currently have a small clinical practice at Bryn Mawr Psychological Associates. If you are interested in seeing me for psychological services or consultation, please visit my clinical website.
I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, the top-ranked clinical psychology program in the country. My clinical training throughout graduate school, clinical internship, and postdoctoral residency emphasized the use of evidence-based treatments with a client-centered and culturally-sensitive approach tailored to the client’s individual circumstances. I have trained in diverse settings, including practicums in college counseling, community clinics, and school settings, in addition to a year-long pre-doctoral clinical internship at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center working with veterans and their spouses/partners, and an 18 month post-doctoral clinical residency at the Center for Cognitive Therapy (Department of Psychiatry) at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Across inpatient and outpatient settings, I have trained intensively in assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (individual, couple, group) for a wide range of clinical conditions and issues.
I treat adults, ranging from older adolescence and emerging adulthood through old age. My areas of expertise are depression, various anxiety disorders (with a focus on trauma and stress-related disorders such as PTSD), relationship issues, college issues, women’s health concerns, grief and loss, and stress management. Furthermore, I strive to provide culturally competent services, and enjoy helping clients navigate multicultural issues, stress related to ethnic minority experiences, and general identity-development and self-exploration concerns. Last, I have a specific interest and background in working with couples. At UCLA, I was trained in Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) by one of its developers, Dr. Andrew Christensen. I have continued to use this highly research-supported form of couple therapy, that integrates cognitive-behavioral and acceptance principles, in my ongoing clinical practice.
While I am primarily a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) practitioner, I have also trained in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic, and existential approaches. I draw flexibly from these approaches in my clinical practice.
I am a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and have been certified as a CBT therapist in their database (http://www.academyofct.org). In addition, I am a verified and trained Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy therapist, and am listed on the official website. (http://ibct.psych.ucla.edu/therapists.html)
I am licensed to practice psychology in the State of Pennsylvania (PS017847).