Have you ever had a therapist sit silently the entire session while you recounted your earliest childhood memories or what you did last week? This is not what you will get with me. I work collaboratively with you by asking questions and offering perspective.
My integrative, client-centered approach is rooted in interventions that have been empirically validated through rigorous research and include cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Despite being a scientist, my approach is not sterile! I balance my use of evidence-based methods with empathy and compassion. I aim to cultivate an atmosphere of caring curiosity with the goal of increasing self-awareness, enhancing self-compassion, and establishing more effective strategies for coping with life’s challenges.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and split my time between San Francisco and Nevada City, CA. I obtained my Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Science from Vanderbilt University and completed my post-doctoral studies at UCLA. In addition to my work as a clinician, I am also a behavioral scientist.
With nearly 2 decades of research experience in psychology and neuroscience, I am well-qualified to provide guidance on what techniques are most empirically supported for improving outcomes in individuals similar to you.