I am a Board Certified, licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice at The Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, CA. I work with a wide range of emotional and interpersonal difficulties. Some of my areas of specialization include low self-esteem, anxiety, panic and disordered eating. I am a Level Four Certified TEAM-CBT therapist, which means I have extensive training in a cutting-edge CBT based treatment approach developed by David Burns, MD at Stanford University. You can listen to me on Dr. David Burn’s podcast to learn more about my style and hear from one of my patients. I am also certified in Family Based Therapy (FBT), evidence-based treatment for eating disorders.
My overall aim is to help you be authentic and comfortable in your own skin…to be able to know what’s right for you and to make healthy decisions for yourself. I believe in tailoring treatment for each person. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental space to help you explore your concerns and work with you to achieve your goals. I enjoy working with ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds and welcome incorporating cultural identity into my practice.
Models of therapy that I draw from include:
- TEAM psychotherapy – a CBT based treatment approach developed by David Burns, MD at Stanford University
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Family Based Therapy
- American Psychological Association
- American Board of Professional Psychology
- Santa Clara Psychological Association
- California Psychological Association
- Northern California CBT Network
Education and Training
I completed my Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University, an APA accredited University. I continued my training by becoming Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, an additional endeavor achieved by approximately 4% of psychologists. The focus is to provide the highest level of care both clinically and ethically.
My training and experience span across a wide range of clinical settings including the Palo Alto Veterans Administration, Kaiser Permanente Department of Adult Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency Recovery Program, the Early Intervention Trauma Clinic, The Healthy Teen Project and outpatient mental health clinics.
My research includes early intervention in trauma survivors, guilt-related cognitions and evidence-based treatments for trauma. I have assisted in clinical research for several projects looking at social constraints, social support and PTSD, prolonged exposure and PTSD recovery, as well as spiritually and recovery from substance abuse.