Evidence-Based Therapy Provided with Compassion
"The strength of mindfulness is that it enables us to hold difficult thoughts and feelings in a different way-with awareness, balance, and love. This, rather than trying to annihilate painful feelings or eradicate negative patterns of thinking, is what heals us."
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Are you a young adult or professional experiencing stress, burnout, a life adjustment, issues with work or school, problems with self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship distress, depression, anxiety, trauma, or substance abuse? Are you feeling stuck? I can help you learn how to reclaim your life!
I obtained a doctor in psychology degree from Pepperdine University's APA-Accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology after completing my master's degree at Columbia University and my undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University.
I have worked in a multitude of settings including an intimate partner and sexual violence center, a substance abuse center, and the department of mental health as part of a mobile crisis outreach team. I also have experience at community counseling centers, an adolescent psychiatric hospital, and the VA. I completed my Internship at an APA-Accredited Internship program and my Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center.
My education and experience has allowed me to cultivate a well-rounded and sophisticated skill set in working with diverse individuals, including BIPOC and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, who have a range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks/panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse/addiction.
I work with adults of all ages and especially enjoy working with emerging adults and young professionals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 30196) and see clients as a part of Golden Hour Therapy.
I am also a board member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).
I strongly believe in evidence-based practice, and specialize in third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), that emphasize an acceptance and mindfulness-based approach.
I also draw from my experience with mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP).
Third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies focus on increasing awareness and acceptance of one's internal experience in order to reduce unhealthy ways of coping. The ultimate goal of third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies is to help individuals live a value-driven life.
I can help you learn how to relate to your distress in a new way, with a sense of acceptance, kindness, and compassion, and build not only a life worth living, but one filled with happiness, peace, and joy.
Please know that whatever you may be struggling with, you are not broken; you are fundamentally, unconditionally whole, and in possession of everything that is needed to engage in a meaningful life.
Services & Fees
I offer individual therapy at the rate of $250 per session, each of which are approximately 60 minutes long, with evening and weekend appointments available.
A limited number of reduced fee slots are reserved for those experiencing financial hardship.
I am not affiliated with any insurance companies. If you are interested in using your insurance, please contact your insurance company directly and inquire if they provide partial reimbursement for an out-of-network Psychologist for the following service codes: 90791 Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation & 90837 Psychotherapy. Also, inquire if you have a deductible that needs to be met. I will provide you with a monthly superbill to submit for reimbursement. You may also be able to use a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for therapy.
I require a credit card to be on file and have a full fee 24-hour cancelation policy.