Now offering Teletherapy so that we can support you in the midst of COVID-19
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has over 12 years of individual psychotherapy and neuropsychological / psychoeducational testing experience in both California and New York City. I became a psychologist because I am passionate about helping people to live life to the best of their abilities.
Life is full of wonder and struggle for all of us. I specialize in working with tweens, teens and adults through the various challenges that strike at these ages and stages. Whether it is the need for additional emotional support and validation, someone to just listen, exploration of identity issues, or clarification about a new direction (career, relationship or otherwise), therapy can help.
My job is to help you develop the skills and insight to improve your life in meaningful ways. Our work together will be collaborative, but also goal-oriented. We will use tools and insights from CBT , DBT, psychodynamic and positive psychology therapeutic approaches. I will offer feedback, support and insight, and I will encourage you to gradually integrate changes into your daily life.
New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, May 2007
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Arts in Psychology & Education, May 2002
Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2000
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Solutions PC, San Mateo, CA (2014 – Present)
Provide CBT and psychodynamic-oriented psychotherapy to clients (ages 8 and up). Assess ADHD, learning disabilities and general cognitive and emotional functioning via neuropsychological testing.
Per Diem Staff Psychologist, Stanford Medical Center (Inpatient Unit), Palo Alto, CA (2014 – 2018)
Completed CBT/DBT-oriented group therapy, consult with multi-disciplinary treatment team and supervise one psychology practicum student on a locked inpatient psychiatry unit.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, New York, NY (2008 – 2013)
Provided CBT, DBT and psychodynamic-oriented psychotherapy to adolescent and adult clients. Assessed general cognitive and emotional functioning, ADHD, and learning disabilities via neuropsychological testing.
Per Diem Psychologist, NY Harbor Veterans Administration, New York, NY (2011 – 2012)
Completed psychology compensation & pension evaluations for veterans of all war eras.
Staff Psychologist, NY Harbor Veterans Administration, New York, NY (2008 – 2010)
Completed acute psychiatric assessments of veterans in the Emergency Department (ED). Completed neuropsychological evaluations of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (OIF/OEF) for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and was a member of an interdisciplinary poly-trauma team. Carried a caseload of individual therapy patients diagnosed with PTSD in the MH OPD, and offered individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment. Completed compensation & pension evaluations.
Therapy & Neuropsychology Testing Supervisor, LifeMoves, Menlo Park, CA (March 2014 - Present)
Supervise doctoral-candidate psychology trainees doing neuropsychology testing and therapy with child, teen and adult homeless clients.
Neuropsychology Intern Seminar, LifeMoves, Menlo Park, CA (Jan. 2014 – Present)
Teach annual 5-week didactic intern neuropsychology testing seminar covering child and adult assessment tools