Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is collaborative, empowering, and evidence-based. Combined with a belief in the use of appropriate humor and levity, I am an active, genuine, and nonjudgmental provider. I offer a safe environment to help unburden you from difficult thoughts, painful feelings, and unhelpful patterns. I ask the questions you may not be asking yourself, so you can start thinking of yourself in a different kind of way. Patients also develop new coping skills, discover more helpful ways of thinking, and explore new ways of living a fulfilling life, both in and out of the bedroom.
Since pursuing my dream of opening my private practice in 2018, I remain grateful for the privilege of helping my patients do their most meaningful work. Under the mentorship of world-renowned sex therapist and author, Marty Klein, Ph.D., I share my passion and expertise in the field of Sex Therapy with my patients.
After earning my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA-Accredited American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University – Orange County in 2014, I completed my post-doctoral fellowship in the Cognitive and DBT-Informed Skills intensive outpatient programs at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.
Upon licensure as a psychologist in 2015, I served as the only psychologist in several of Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital’s other outpatient programs. I treated individuals, groups, families, and couples in the Dual Diagnosis program, Trauma program, and Veterans program. Later, I was recruited to work at Sharp McDonald Center, a residential chemical dependency treatment facility. In addition, I have served as a Clinical Supervisor to master’s and doctoral-level therapists at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Sharp McDonald Center, and New Vistas Crisis House.
Outside of the therapy room, I love playing beach volleyball, sharing laughs with friends and family, and spending time with my dog, Bear. I also enjoy exploring all the beautiful neighborhoods, beaches, and restaurants that San Diego offers.