I specialize in therapy with children and adults struggling with
• eating & body image concerns
With creativity, honesty, curiosity, and humor, I create a safe, warm and empowering environment where clients can share, develop, and ultimately find healing. My goal is to help young people gain insight into the challenging patterns that have impacted their well-being and to build skills to manage their emotions and behaviors. I am especially passionate about supporting my clients to navigate social and academic anxiety, depressed mood, loss and transition, assertive communication, low motivation, difficulties with self-esteem and body image, and disordered eating.
I integrate tools from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) –all firmly grounded in evidence-based psychology practices. I am also experienced in providing therapy for parents to improve child-parent interactions, including providing concrete tools and guidance. I strive to help families discover their strengths and empower parents on their journey to supporting their child’s mental health. I work from a culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ allied perspective, aiming to create a safe space for people seeking treatment. Currently, I am a registered psychological associate (# 94027899) working towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. Deanie Eichenstein (PSY29612).
It is a courageous first step to reach out for support and to pursue healing for yourself or your child. I am here to listen and offer a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation to explore whether working together could be the best way forward.
Education + Training
● Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa
(APA accredited; expected December 2023)
● Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC); Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (APA accredited)
● M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (APA accredited)
● Keck School of Medicine at USC Training:
○ Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
○ Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety - Coping Cat
● University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Trainings:
○ Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Humility and Self-Care/Compassion Fatigue
○ Motivational Interviewing
○ Co-Occurring Disorders 101 and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Approaches
● Tripler Army Medical Center Trainings:
○ Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
○ Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
○ Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
● University of Hawaii: Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy Trainings:
○ CBT for Eating Disorders
○ Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
○ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
○ Practice Wise: Modular approach to therapy for children with anxiety, depression, trauma or conduct problems (MATCH-ADTC)
● Inhibitory Learning and Regulation during Exposure Therapy with Dr. Michelle Craske at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Berlin (2019)
● B.A. in Psychology and Feminist Studies (double major) at the University of California, Santa Cruz
What's your availability?
I offer in-person and telehealth sessions Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
What is your fee for treatment?
Fees range from $195 for adults to $250 for children and adolescents. Session fees are due at the time of session. Sliding scale fees are available on a case-by-case basis.
What does it mean that you are a registered psychological associate?
A psychological associate is a pre-licensed professional approved to treat patients by the board of psychology with a licensed clinical psychologist (Dr. Deanie Eichenstein) overseeing my caseload of patients. Becoming a licensed clinical psychologist is a years-long process and attaining supervised post-doctoral hours is the final step before I apply for licensure.
How can I book an initial consultation phone call?
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Tel. 213.262.9663 | firstname.lastname@example.org