I received my B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. I continued my education at Pepperdine University where I completed my M.A. degree in Psychology. I then went on to pursue my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Los Angeles. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California (PSY26351). I am also certified in SMART Recovery: a self-empowering addiction recovery support group and an alternative to 12 step groups. As part of my continuing education, I have completed workshops on topics such as DBT, Gottman's approach to couple's relationship, suicide and self-destructive behaviors, and CBT techniques to help treat Anxiety Disorders.
I have had the privilege of working with clients in variety of settings with dual diagnosis. I have extensive experience providing individual, family and group therapy to adults with mental illness (e.g. Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Depression) and addiction. For the past five years, I worked with clients at a non 12 -step drug and alcohol treatment center at an inpatient/residential and out patient level. As part of my pre-doctoral internship, I obtained training experience at an acute-inpatient psychiatric unit treating adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds and variety of diagnostic symptoms including self-harm behaviors, mood and anxiety disorders. For my doctoral thesis, I conducted a literature review on The Social Experiences of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which was later published at the Los Angeles Psychologist March-April 2012 Edition. I am a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA).
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