I am someone who genuinely looks forward to coming to work every day. I have great respect and admiration for my clients and am grateful they have chosen to let me into their struggle and allow me to help them heal. I have over 15 years of experience as a therapist and have knowledge and training that I can apply within the therapeutic relationship. This combination of specific professional experience and training and an authentic connection with clients is what I believe sets me apart.
I recognized that therapy is a significant investment in time and money. For that reason I take a direct, evidenced based approach to treatment. The interventions I use in practice are supported in the literature and I am commited to ongoing training and consultation.
I have a private practice in Newport Beach, California, where I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and adults with problems related to emotion dysregulation. Many of my patients struggle with eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidal self-harm, mood disorders, and or posttraumatic stress.
License and Credentials
License # Psy24386
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training with Dr. Alan Fruzzetti
Founder and former Director of the Adolescent DBT program at Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families
DBT trainer at CBT California
Specialized training in DBT for: Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Trauma
Certification in Trauma Focused CBT
Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD)
Azusa Pacific University
Masters in Social Work (MSW)
Bachelors in Psychology
University of the Pacific