I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience working with parents, children, families, and corporate individuals. My approach is strength based, collaborative, and goal oriented. I am trained in and draw from evidence-based therapies such as: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
My love for helping people achieve their personal and professional goals motivates me to approach my work with passion and enthusiasm. Being a parent comes with many joys and equal challenges. As a working parent myself, I genuinely understand the ongoing pressure of getting it all done. That's why having another support system to get you through life's transitions, challenges, or just when needed, can be invaluable.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area and have lived most of my life in California. I contribute my time and expertise to children’s charities and my community whenever possible. In my free time, I love to cook, exercise, and most of all spend time with my daughter and husband.
I have spent 20 years working in the mental health field consisting of private practice, corporate environment, school setting, and community mental health agencies. The primary focus of my private practice has been on general parent coaching with an emphasis on educational support for learning differences. Additionally, I enjoy offering professionals my expertise in performance coaching especially to prepare for on camera/webcam work.
Certified Mindfulness for Anxiety, ADHD, and Depression in Children and Teens
ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)
2006 Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Washington-Current
2001 Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California-Current
1998 California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University) Psy.D.: Individual, Family, Child proficiency
APA - American Psychological Association
CPA - California Psychological Association
SCCPA - Santa Clara County Psychological Association
SENG - Social Emotional Needs for the Gifted
CAG - California Association for the Gifted
Listing with National Register
Parent Education Representative, Hillbrook School
non profit INVOLVEMENT
BREAKTHROUGH SILICON VALLEY - San Jose, CA Educational support and mentoring for underserved middle and high schoolers
HILLBROOK SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND - Los Gatos, CA Co-Chair for annual auction
LYCEUM OF SANTA CLARA VALLEY- Bay Area, CA Non profit organization supporting gifted families
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) Group - Seattle, WA
CHILDREN UNITING NATIONS - Los Angeles, CA Mentor training for foster children
UNITED IN HARMONY - Los Angeles, CA Camp for homeless children
2010 AM 150 Interviewed for the parenting radio show on preparing for baby
2003 Oprah Show pre-taped interview on special needs of homeless children-follow-up
2002 La Opinion Interviewed for article as expert child psychologist
2002 KFWB Interview as expert child psychologist for special needs children
2001 KNBC Interview as expert child psychologist for news “Children and Stress”, following 9/11
2001 KNBC Interview as expert child psychologist for news “Dealing with children during terrorist attacks”, following 9/11