My philosophy for therapy includes an individualized approach based on your unique strengths, needs and goals. My approach is holistic, integrating symptom reduction, physical health, relationships, and spiritual growth.
I specialize in treating individual teens and adults.


I have been in private practice since 2009. My clinical areas of focus include anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, family and parenting issues, cultural differences and acculturation, surviving trauma, and living with chronic psychological challenges such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.


I look forward to meeting with you and getting to know you personally. I believe that growth and change are processes that benefit from a strong connection between client and therapist. I would be honored to help guide you through your own process of personal growth.

Work and Clinical Experience:

  • 2001-2004: I worked as a family advocate for Head Start programs. 
  • 2004: I worked at STARS (Social Training and Rehabilitation Services) summer day camp for children suffering from emotional disturbance and behavioral problems. 
  • 2004-2005: I provided counseling to underprivileged children at Bayside Elementary School in Marin City.  
  • 2005-2007: I worked at the Portia Bell Hume Center, a community mental health clinic.  I worked in the outpatient department providing counseling to children, adults and couples, in the Partial Hospitalization Program providing group counseling to adults, and in the Neurobehavioral Assessment Program providing psychological assessment to children and adults.  
  • 2007-2008: I worked at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at Santa Clara Kaiser providing individual, family and group counseling to children, teens and families. 
  • 2009-Present: I am in private practice, affiliated with the Christian Counseling Center of San Jose providing individual counseling to teens and adults.
  • 2014-Present: I am an adjunct professor at Palo Alto University.  I teach undergraduates about Cross-Cultural Psychology. 

Education: 

  • 2001: I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology.
  • 2007: I graduated from Argosy University with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Licenses and Certifications: 

  • 2008: I became licensed by the state of California as a Psychologist.
  • 2016: I became certified as an EMDR therapist by EMDRIA.  


Additional Training: 

  • 2011-2013:  I completed Parts 1, 2, and 3 of EMDR basic training, given by Laurel Parnell.
  • 2013: I completed continuing education in EMDR entitled "Attachment Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits in Adults Abused as Children," given by Laurel Parnell.  
  • 2016: I completed continuing education in EMDR entitled "Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR," given by Craig Penner.  
  • 2016: I completed continuing education entitled "New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment," given by Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD. 
  • 2017: I completed continuing education entitled "Treating Early Attachment Wounding: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness,"  taught by Lana Epstein, LCSW.
  • 2017: I completed continuing education entitled "The Impact of Attachment in EMDR Therapy: Theory and Practice with Video," taught by Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. and Dolores Mosquera, Psy.  

About Me

CA Licensed Psychologist PSY 22360