About My Clients
I work with clients navigating life transitions and exploring identity, coping with current or past trauma, and struggling depression, anxiety, or OCD. I also provide support to professionals and students navigating vocational- and school-related stress. My approach is non-judgmental, authentic, and interactive. My aim is to not only reduce suffering, but also to foster empowerment and purpose. My practice is inclusive and I welcome folks from all cultures, genders, and sexual orientations.
My Background and Approach
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PGSP- Stanford Psy.D. Consortium where I received advanced clinical training in diverse mental health settings. These include Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, the Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic serving the LGBTQ-IA+ community, the Palo Alto VA, VA Connecticut PTSD Clinic, University of Connecticut Health DBT program, and a community mental health clinic based outside of San Francisco. My approach, which is grounded in empirically supported therapies, is integrative and individualized to fit each client’s unique needs, cultural, and contextual factors. I have received intensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP). I also integrate skills and strategies grounded in scientific research, which center on distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My practice and therapeutic style are built around my strong beliefs that everyone has the capacity for growth and change as well as the right to develop a fulfilling life. As such, my approach is highly strength-based, collaborative, and seeks to foster purpose and empowerment. I also believe that humans develop within the context of relationships and therefore, healing can take place within our relationships, including the therapeutic relationship. If you think I may be a good fit and want to learn more, please feel free to reach out!