In 2010, I earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with academic distinction, during which time I trained at Halcyon Crisis Center where I counseled individuals struggling with severe dual diagnoses. Upon obtaining my degree, I completed my internship in private practice, and became Board licensed in 2003. As a licensed clinician, I continue my passion in helping individuals and couples manage and overcome obstacles that interfere with quality of life and healthy relationships. In my current private practice I continue to help people manage and overcome obstacles that interfere with quality of life and healthy relationships. Over the course of my career, I have gained advanced expertise as a Certified EMDR Clinician, Certified PTSD Clinician, and am pursuing certification in Emotional Focused Therapy for couples, which has the highest success rates and which I've had the pleasure of seeing couples overcome obstacles and enrich their relationship as a result. Due to years of specialization in these areas, I experience rewarding efficacy with anxiety disorders, panic disorders, trauma recovery, mood disorders, dissociative disorders, substance abuse, and relationship challenges.
Outside of office hours, I am an adjunct professor for National University where I lead and supervise practicum students as they begin their career. I have also been designated as a Subject Matter Expert by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to assist with the development of Board Exams for unlicensed clinicians. Because I care about my fellow San Diegans and want to give back to my community, I volunteer for San Diego's Trauma Recovery Network wherein I provide pro-bono EMDR - related services to first responders of disasters when in active status. My commitment to trauma recovery includes participation in San Diego's Victim Assistance Coordinating Council where I collaborate with San Diego's District Attorney's office, local law enforcement, and other professional clinicians to help victims of crime. Additionally, I volunteer with Mama's Kitchen, which delivers meals to those suffering with AIDS and cancer. As you can see, my passion is to bring hope and healing to our amazing community.
Affirmative Therapy for LGBTQ (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 2011)
Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA 2015)
Certified PTSD Clinician (American Psychotherapy Association, 2016)
EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol (EMDR Institute)
EMDR Recent Traumatic Events Protocol (EMDR Institute)
Certified Crisis Intervention for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (California Emergency Management Agency, 2014)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through California's Board of Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Clinical member of International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Associate Member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Member of the San Diego Victim Assistance Coordinating Council (SDVACC)
Master of Clinical Psychology, Academic Distinction, Southern California
Master of Arts in English, Summa Cum Laude, National University
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Summa Cum Laude, National University
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