Credentials & Experience
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University in upstate New York. While there, I received a comprehensive education in psychology including personality theory, family dynamics, psychopathology, psychological assessment, and research methods. I was also trained extensively in treatment interventions including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and integrative therapy. During my seven-year doctoral education, I treated adults, couples, families, and children from the community as well as university students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Since returning to Los Angeles, my clinical experiences have been broad-based and have included working with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, gay/lesbian issues, parenting, and major mental illness. I have worked at community mental health agencies, providing short and long-term psychotherapy to children, families, couples, and individual adults. Additionally, I have worked extensively with young adults, most recently at UCLA’s Student Psychological Services.
Currently, alongside my private practice, I work at Loyola Law School in Downtown LA where I conduct brief psychotherapy with law students. I am also affiliated with a private residential treatment center in Pacific Palisades where I provide somatic psychotherapy to patients.
In addition to my traditional training in psychology, I am completing an intensive, 3-year certification program in Somatic Experiencing (SE). SE is a mind-body treatment for stress, anxiety, trauma, and emotional regulation. This certification program is currently being taught across North America as well as abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.