I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California. I enjoy running and HIIT, as well as cooking and crochet.
Clinical Psychologist in Coronado, CA
In treating anxiety, I often aim to empower clients to pursue their ideal lives as they manage ongoing symptoms. My preferred treatment modality is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which promotes mental clarity, goal setting and non-judgmental evaluation as we challenge the problematic thought patterns that stand in the way.
Traumatic stress can manifest in a large set of symptoms that vary with each person. I focus on understanding each client's specific presentation and tailoring interventions that fit their lifestyle. I find narrative forms of therapy to be helpful in processing trauma and I prioritize symptom reduction to restore functioning. With 7+ years experience in treating trauma symptoms, I am well-versed in evidence-based interventions to help you take control of your life.
In my private practice, I provide parent training to support child and family interventions. I specialize in providing behavioral strategies that parent can use to support children at home, as well as parent management training to provide specific parenting skills. I also enjoy helping parents and caregivers explore and process any personal issues that continue to pose a challenge to their family's journey.
ACT is a mindfulness-based approach that is evidence-based for the treatment of anxiety disorders. I currently use ACT to treat Panic and Anxiety Disorders, including OCD, Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia. The ACT approach promotes mental clarity and acceptance, combined with goal-setting and skill acquisition.
Integrative therapy encourages the combination of multiple psychological theories in order to tailor treatment to client needs. I often combine behavioral interventions for symptom reduction, with psychodynamic strategies for deeper emotional processing.
Psychodynamic theory has been the main focus of my clinical training since 2013. I am well-versed in applying Freudian, Jungian, Adlerian theories and so much more. Psychodynamic therapy is indicated for emotional issues, especially those rooted in childhood and interpersonal processes.