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 college-age through old age. My areas of expertise are depression, various anxiety disorders (GAD, social phobia, panic, 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. In addition, I am a verified and trained Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy therapist, and am listed in their database.
I am licensed to practice psychology in the State of Pennsylvania (PS017847).