I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (LMFT 101555). I grew up in the bay area and studied at Santa Clara University, where I earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology. After becoming licensed, I discovered the work of David Burns, creator of TEAM-CBT, an advanced form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I began attending his weekly training group at Stanford and quickly realized how effective and powerful this type of therapy can be. Since then, I have become passionate about TEAM and now assist David in a variety of trainings, workshops and conferences to help train other therapists how to use this model. I am currently a certified Advanced Level 3 TEAM Therapist. Learn more about TEAM here.
I am also in the process of becoming certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy which is an evidenced based treatment for people who have experienced trauma or other disturbing experiences. In my practice, I combine TEAM therapy and EMDR therapy to provide people with the ability to focus on the present while also having the option to work through their past to create long-lasting change. Learn about EMDR here.
I specialize in working with adults and adolescents experiencing depression, sadness, worry, social anxiety, trauma, life transitions and low self-esteem. I also have over 6 years of experience working with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder and another mental health diagnosis.
I am passionate about providing high quality therapy and strive to create a caring, nonjudgmental, positive environment for my clients.
In addition to my clinical work, I also offer presentations for other agencies, schools, and mental health professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge of TEAM-CBT in the treatment of anxiety, depression, habits/addictions, and relationship issues.