ABOUT ME

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 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 have a passion for children’s charities and contribute my time and expertise to my community whenever possible. In my free time, I love to volunteer, cook, exercise, and most of all spend time with my daughter and husband. 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

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