I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY30104). I received my Master’s and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles, as well as a master’s degree in public communication from American University.
My training includes working at The Maple Counselling Center, a community clinic in Beverly Hills, a dual diagnosis treatment center in Culver City for individuals seeking treatment for both mental health and substance use, and in a private practice under supervision of a licensed psychologist in Santa Monica before opening my own practice in Santa Monica. These experiences have given me exposure to working with a diverse population in a variety of settings including engaging in play therapy with children, working with individuals and groups in an inpatient setting, and providing in-home individual therapy for older adults.
My work and training along with my own personal experiences has given me empathy and an appreciation for the trauma of everyday life we all must go through. Sometimes these traumas area easy to identify and the path to healing and growth is somewhat clear. But other times, the true causes of our pain are less clear and despite our efforts we cannot alleviate or manage this pain on our own. However, with help, time, and work our trauma can become something we still carry with us, but does not stop us from moving forward.