I bring commitment, energy and sincerity to every individual and session. I primarily work with women in my practice, although I do see male clients too. I welcome clients of all faiths, backgrounds and diversities.
Client's have described me as honest, compassionate, direct, and nonjudgmental. I use humor in therapy, when appropriate. Active listening, respect, guidance, timely assessment and intervention are all key to successful therapy. A trustworthy, collaborative, and goal-focused treatment relationship is top priority.
I was born and raised in New York City, earned my BA from USC and my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University-CSPP San Diego. I have been licensed as a Psychologist since 2000 (California License PSY16885). Since 2002, I have been a part of Potrero Hill Psychotherapy, a cofounded group practice with Dr. Jocelyn Cremer. I also have a psychotherapy practice in Oakland, CA.
In addition to regular consultation with colleagues, I continue to enhance my therapeutic skills and knowledge as a clinician by participating in educational trainings, frequently in the areas of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, infertility and spirituality integration in psychotherapy. I am a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Postpartum Support International, the Alameda County Psychological Association, and the San Francisco Psychological Association.
In the past, I have facilitated New Mother's Support Groups, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Support Groups, Women's Psychotherapy Groups, DBT Groups, and Dual Diagnosis Groups. I have had a variety of internships and work experiences (Kaiser Martinez post-doctoral internship and Adult Psychiatry Psychologist Kaiser Richmond, community mental health clinics, outpatient psychotherapy clinics, psychiatric hospitals) and experiences providing supervision to interns. I am grateful to have had a broad range of clinical experiences in many settings and continue to value working with a diverse population.