I primarily work from person-centered, psychodynamic, emotion-focused theories, though I integrate many approaches depending on the work I do with each person. This means I pay significant attention to both past experiences, as well as what is happening in the present. Clients are invited to come as they are to session, with as much vulnerability as they feel safe.
My training and experience is in attachment healing, psychodynamic, Emotion-focused, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior therapies, complex trauma-informed treatment, EMDR, and object-relations. Maintaining cultural humility and curiosity is my goal, and I work to integrate the diverse values and intersectional identities of each of my clients. I know that my clients are equally and uniquely as strong as I am. (sometimes we just have to find it together..)
I graduated with my doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) through Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. I also completed my MA in clinical psychology there. I obtained my BS in psychology at Boise State University. I have 5 years of experience providing psychotherapy, and 10 years of formal education in psychology - though I never plan to stop learning.
University of Washington, Tacoma
Psychological and Wellness Services
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo
Student Health Center
Western Youth Services, Santa Ana
Community Mental Health
Biola Counseling Center
El Monte City School District
Cognitive Assessment for IEP