Approach

Approach

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with expertise in treating a broad range of emotional and behavioral problems via individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. My treatment approach is integrative, most heavily influenced by evidence-based, cognitive behavioral and humanistic-existential theories. I address unique cultural experiences and various psychological systems that may be contributing to your presenting concerns. My style is empathic and non-judgmental and I tailor treatment to meet each individual's unique needs. Most importantly, I am passionate about working collaboratively with patients, to help you optimize your emotional, mental, and physical health.

My research, clinical interests, and areas of expertise include: grief and loss, mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral medicine/ women's health, pregnancy/ postpartum depression, interpersonal relationships, couples/ marital functioning, and trauma recovery. Other areas of interest include: active duty military and veterans, victims of destructive mind control (cults), and multiculturalism.

For treatment to be effective, a strong therapeutic relationship is essential. I am dedicated to ensuring we are a good fit, and offer a brief, complimentary phone consultation. Your sense of safety and comfort are my top priorities. If after meeting, we determine I am not the best fit for your needs, I will provide other referrals.

*I am bilingual and available to treat patients speaking English or Spanish.

 


What I Can Help With

  • Grief/ Loss
  • Behavioral Medicine/ Women’s Health
  • Perinatal/ Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma Recovery
  • Victims of Destructive Mind Control (Former Cult Members)
  • Couples & Family Therapy
  • Relationship/ Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Multiculturalism
  • Combat Veterans and Active Duty Military


How I Can Help

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Informed or Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic-Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy:                                                                                   
  • New Moms Support Group 3rd Tuesday of every month at Baby Garten Studio at 1:15 pm      
  • Women's Health & Wellness Support Group (for women suffering from chronic medical illnesses) Group meets every Thursay at 6 pm at 205 W Date Street. Please call 619.880.9911 for more information.
          


Who I Can Help

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families