I am a post-doc at New Mindful Life. My passion is helping children and adolescents grow and thrive. I approach therapy primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective, but also incorporate other interventions, including play therapy and mindfulness-based interventions, to best serve each client’s needs. When treating children and adolescents I highly value involving families since they spend the most time with the child and can support their progress outside of the therapy room. Not only do I provide parents tools to support their child’s learning and growth in therapy, but I also encourage parents to focus on taking care of themselves so they can better care for their child. With the youngest clients in particular, I focus on providing parent training to help parents build their relationship with their child, set appropriate limits, and manage behavioral concerns.
I have my doctorate in clinical psychology with a Family/Child emphasis from Alliant International University. I treat clients with presenting issues including anxiety, depression, histories of trauma, difficult life transitions (e.g. divorce), peer issues, and behavioral difficulties. In my practice and internship placements I worked with individuals ages 3 to adult in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, residential treatment, in schools, and in the client’s home. Throughout these placements I received training in PCIT, motivational interviewing, DBT, ACT, and TF-CBT.
When I am not working, I enjoys baking and trying out new recipes, as well as hiking the many beautiful San Diego trails.