"PAIN IS INEVITABLE; SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL."
I am a licensed clinical psychologist based in Calabasas, CA and see clients online throughout the state of CA.
I work with adults who are experiencing stress/burnout, issues with self-esteem, perfectionism, depression, anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD), perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, and substance abuse/addiction.
As the author of Reclaim Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I specialize in ACT. ACT helps people learn skills, such as mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion, to handle difficult thoughts and feelings so that they can take action to make their life better.
I am also an Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
When I’m not working with clients, teaching, or supervising, you can find me meditating, practicing yoga, spinning, reading, journaling, going on adventures with my husband and daughter or playing with our dog.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & CAREER
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2008
Master of Arts in Psychology in Education, Columbia University, 2009
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, 2017
Pre-doctoral Internship: Santa Ana College, 2016-2017
Post-doctoral Fellowship: VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, 2017-2018
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA 30196), 2018-Present
Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 2019-Present
Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 2020-Present