• About Me

    I am a licensed psychologist practicing in San Diego, CA. My specialty is helping individuals who experience discomfort, anxiety, and self-consciousness in social situations feel more relaxed and confident. I also help individuals who have challenges related to perfectionism, shame/guilt, self-doubt, and self-esteem develop greater self-compassion and self-acceptance. Often, I work with individuals who feel stuck, helping them identify underlying factors and get to where they want to be.

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  • Overview
    Degree: PsyD
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Self-Esteem
    • Shame & Guilt
    • Women’s Issues
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Psychodynamic
    Services Offered: Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Adolescents
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Psychologists
    State Licensing Board: CA
    License #: PSY28988
    License Type: Licensed Psychologist - LP
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    I obtained doctoral and master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. My bachelor’s degree in Psychology was completed at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. In addition to private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, a charter middle/high school, skilled nursing facilities, a cancer center, a substance abuse treatment center, a center for children with autism, and outpatient clinics. I also have experience teaching and have provided numerous trainings and workshops.

    Role In Relation to Clients/Patients:

    While each therapy experience is unique, I believe that establishing a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship is an important starting point for any therapy experience. We will work together to identify underlying factors that contribute to your current problems or lead you to feel stuck. We then work to address these factors and choose alternatives so you feel more in control of your life and experiences. Also, we will incorporate ways of getting more immediate relief from your current symptoms/problems, such as coping skills for stress and anxiety management.

    Gender: Woman
    Race & Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: No
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
    Closest Bus/Train Stop:

    Bus stop 4th Av & Upas. Bus routes 3 & 120.

  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?:
    • Aetna
    • CIGNA
    • Medicare
    Low Cost Options: Sliding Scale
  • Crisis Therapy Project
    Description of Pro Bono Service Services:

    Sliding scale/reduced fee spots available on a limited, case by case basis. Please contact me for more information.