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 do not provide couples or family therapy. 

I have been in private practice since 2009. My clinical areas of focus include anxiety, panic,  phobias, surviving trauma and sexual abuse, PTSD, complex PTSD,  OCD, bipolar disorder, emotional dysregulation, dissociation, cultural differences and acculturation.

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.

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.  
  • 2019: I attended the Third Annual Parnell Institute Innovations in EMDR Conference: Transforming Trauma, Mending Attachments, Supporting Resilience.
  • 2021: I completed continuing education in the Polyvagal theory from Stephen Porges. 

CA Licensed Psychologist PSY 22360


  • 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.

‚ÄčAbout Me

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. 
  • 2014-2018: I was an adjunct professor at Palo Alto University.  I taught undergraduates about Cross-Cultural Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. 
  • 2009-Present: I am in private practice, affiliated with the Christian Counseling Center of San Jose providing individual counseling to teens and adults.
  • 2018-Present: I supervise pre-licensed therapists at the Christian Counseling Center of San Jose, providing clinical guidance and teaching. 

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.  
  • 2020: I became certified in the Flash Technique by Dr. Philip Manfield.
  • 2021: I became certified to provide the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) by Unyte Integrated Listening Systems.