"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 specialize in working 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.
I strongly believes in evidence-based practice and utilize a third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT), that emphasize a mindfulness- and acceptance-based approach.
I am an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) and teach the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. I am also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Pepperdine's GSEP and provide clinical supervision. Lastly, I am the author of Reclaim Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 7 Weeks.
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