EDUCATION / TRAINING
American School of Professional Psychology,Argosy University, Alameda, CA
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Psy.D.
Doctoral Dissertation: “Fostering Resilient Communities for Youth in Impoverished Communities- A Comprehensive Survey of the Literature and Critical Analysis”
American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Point Richmond, CA Masters of Clinical Psychology, M.A.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Intensive Psychology, B.A.
Post-Doctoral Residency: Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Richmond (Child & Family Team)
Pre-Doctoral Internship: UCSF Child Trauma Research Program at SF General & Bayview Child Health Center
MY SPECIALTIES, BACKGROUND, AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
Over a decade of work in the field of mental health has taught me a great deal about delivering comprehensive, evidenced-based treatment to a wide range of diverse families and individuals. Within this time I provided a multitude of psychotherapeutic services with at-risk youth, families, parents and individual adults in settings such as: therapeutic behavior classrooms, mental health crisis evaluation centers, inpatient units, Juvenile Hall, the County of Marin, and Bay Area Kaiser Emergency Departments. I have also provided outpatient psychotherapy for adults and their families through the SF Stress and Anxiety Center.
Currently, I am working full-time a clinical psychologist with Kaiser Permanente at the Oakland Medical Center. I have a great deal of experiences improving challenging family dynamics, recovery from depression, anxiety, and trauma, and supporting identity growth and development.
My desire to offer timelier, insight-oriented therapy to Bay Area youth, families, and individuals in need has motivated me to create this small private practice. As a proud East Bay native and multi-ethnic individual, I get excited when discussing diversity issues such as, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, race, and culture. I truly consider it a privilege to be invited on an individual’s personal growth journey.