Education PsyD in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute
Training and Clinical Experience I am currently a staff therapist in Alameda Health System's intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program. I provide individual and group therapy to individuals with severe/chronic psychiatric problems.
Postdoctoral Residency: Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry, Martinez, CA During my residency I co-founded and facilitated a Trauma Stabilization group to support Kaiser members experiencing symptoms of PTSD and complex trauma. I also provided treatment to children, teens and adults coping with depression, anxiety, panic, relationship problems, addictions, severe and chronic mental health conditions, medical problems, and bereavement.
Predoctoral Internship: University of California, San Francisco, Division of Psychosocial Medicine, SF General Hospital and the Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program I completed an internship at UCSF's Psychosocial Medicine Clinic at the San Francisco General Hospital. There I received training in behavioral health and in the treatment of addictions and trauma, including a year of training provided by faculty from UCSF's Trauma Recovery Center. While at UCSF I treated adults who had experienced interpersonal violence and were also coping with an array of mental health and/or medical conditions. I also spent a year at UCSF's Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program providing individual and group treatment to individuals with stimulant drug addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions.
Other Clinical Experiences: Additional clinical experiences include: therapeutic support of children, teens, and adults experiencing loss and bereavement, provision of school-based play therapy to elementary students, day treatment services for adults with chronic mental health conditions, and psychotherapy with college students, members of the GLBTQ community, and with individuals impacted by sexual assault.
My therapeutic work is also informed by adjunctive wellness practices such as yoga, mindfulness practices and somatic psychotherapy.
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association American Society for Clinical Hypnosis