My Background and Approach
I received my Doctorate in Clinical-Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University’s California School of Forensic Studies. I have extensive clinical/treatment experience with children, adolescents/teenagers, young adults/transitional-aged youth, adults and older/geriatric adults and I enjoy working with clients of all different ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual and romantic interests, gender identifications, personal preferences, and identity expressions in any treatment setting. I have experience with the intersection of mental health, the legal/justice system (Forensic) and the medical field (Med-legal) and specialize in the complex world of psycholegal issues. I conduct comprehensive psychological and neurocognitive testing, evaluations and assessments; med-legal and psycho-legal consultation, evaluation, and treatment; and thorough forensic reports and legal consultation services.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am an outspoken advocate for nontraditional and alternative psychological practices in substance abuse treatment, internet addiction and technological dependence, adolescent behavioral problems, and teenage delinquency. I am also especially sensitive to the psychological treatment needs and concerns of sexual and gender minorities and strive to provide kink-aware and kink-informed psychotherapy. I focus on addressing and improving the underlying causes of symptoms rather than emphasizing diagnoses. Through my unique approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, I empower my clients and help them reach their individual, personal, and therapeutic goals.