Photo by: Rosie Tran

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY25775) in private practice in Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks. I received my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from UCLA, where I majored in Psychology. I later earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). After receiving my doctoral degree, I obtained advanced clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA), earning a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. During my two-year training at WILA, I also worked at the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Program, serving adult patients in the intensive outpatient program who were struggling with disordered eating. 

Throughout my training I have enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and adults at clinics such as Hillview Mental Health Center, Glen Roberts Child Study Center, and the Wright Institute Los Angeles.  I was also a staff psychologist at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), providing psychotherapy to the UCLA student population. I appreciated the opportunity to help the young adult population at UCLA in addressing issues interfering with motivation, academic performance, and adjustment into adulthood, and continue to work with this population in my private practice. I am trained in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), integrating both into my practice. I also enjoy painting and incorporate art modalities in my work as needed. I believe that each one of us is a rich, unique, and complex individual who cannot be reduced to a constellation of symptoms. My work focuses on the whole person, while paying attention to the various symptoms that may be bringing you into therapy. 

In addition to clinical work, I am a continuing education course writer for Dynamic Biobehavioral Science. DBB Science is an on-line continuing education provider for mental health professionals. Further information for DBB Science can be found on www.dbbscience.com