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About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. 

 

In 1999 I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a subspecialty in Neuropsychology, from Drexel University (formerly Hahnemann University).  I completed my predoctoral internship at the Long Beach VA Healthcare System and a two-year postdoctoral residency at the San Diego VA Healthcare System.

 

Throughout my life, I have been passionate about giving back to my community.  For nearly a decade, I volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), advocating for the physical, emotional, and educational needs of kids in foster care.  In addition, I volunteered thousands of hours in our local schools, teaching science, art, and library lessons, as well as running various programs.  

Along with my education, clinical training and volunteer experiences, my work as a therapist has been influenced by my lived experience.  Juggling the demands of life while raising kids, and living in a culturally diverse community, have helped me grow as a therapist.  I’m aware that your lived experiences may be different from mine and are influenced in many ways, including your age, race, culture, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. I’m committed to working with you to understand how your unique experiences are different from my own, and how your experiences impact your life. 

 

I truly love the work I do, and when I’m not helping clients, I like to stay active by hiking, biking, cooking, gardening, and spending time at the beach.

I welcome the opportunity to support you in your journey towards a meaningful and fulfilling life!