About My Clients
I am fortunate to have a generalist training and have worked with a variety of clients ranging in age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and presenting concerns. Over the years I found myself drawn to work with primarily adults & teens. Although I have a variety of clinical experience, my areas of expertise include working with anxiety, eating disorders & body image, significant life transitions, and personal development. I am client-focused and will tailor treatment to fit what works best for you!
My Background and Approach
Serving CA and IL! I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Newport Beach, California. I am from Chicago and maintain licenses in both California & Illinois. As a result, I see clients online from both states, & clients in-person in Orange County. In this work, I frequently address themes related to self-esteem/confidence, self-compassion, stress management, work/life balance, and finding meaning/connection. My primary therapy approach is in the framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (known as ACT), which is an evidence-based approach. ACT emphasizes mindfulness and the present moment, identifying personal values, increasing flexibility in the way we relate to our thoughts and emotions, and becoming unstuck from unhealthy patterns. I very much value my clients and I tailor my therapy approach to what they want, need, and hope for. Therapy is not a one size fits all service and my therapeutically diverse training allows me to integrate techniques from a variety of therapies.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As humans, pain is part of life, which includes emotional and mental pain. We are often afraid and uncomfortable with this and as a result have difficult time allowing space for it. We do loads of things to avoid it and sometimes that ends up backfiring and getting in the way of things we want. My practice philosophy is driven by the belief that we have the ability to access internal resources to live a more balanced and healthier life. I am passionate about empowering others to access these resources, and providing the psychoeducation, skills, and safe space for them to do so. It takes courage to recognize that additional help is needed and to try something different than you’re used to. Take a moment and appreciate your bravery, this is you trying something new, something you may never have thought about before. I look forward to being a part of your process, helping you embrace life’s challenges, using your personal strengths and resources to move in the direction of desired growth.