As a therapist, I am an active participant in the therapeutic relationship and work collaboratively and supportively with clients to understand their situation and, more importantly, to help them figure out what they want to do about it. I believe that understanding why we behave as we do is important, but it isn’t enough to create lasting change and improve one’s circumstances. Instead, I work with my clients to overcome obstacles through problem solving and learning new skills in order to create a more satisfying life.


I strive to create a positive therapeutic environment, which is compassionate, respectful, encouraging, and non-judgmental. I approach therapy from a strength-based perspective, and I use evidence supported methods of treatment. My therapeutic approach is interactive and collaborative emphasizing solution focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Insight Oriented Psychotherapy, and Supportive Therapy.


I received my Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.) as well as my Masters Degree from the California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant International University), and I received a B.A. in both Psychology and Communication Studies at UCLA. I completed an American Psychological Association (APA) approved pre-doctoral internship at UCLA Student Psychological Services. My post-doctoral fellowship and employment was at Verdugo Mental Health Center.