There have been times when psychotherapy has been coyly referred to as “cyclotherapy,” speaking to those times when we may feel as though we are making the same mistakes or examining the same problems over and over again. After several turns on this cycle, it may be difficult to separate from our pain, suffering, anxiety, emptiness, and loneliness from our identity.
In my work, I offer therapeutic psychological assessments in which I utilize psychological testing to help people understand themselves better, find solutions to their persistent problems, and facilitate positive change that is individualized and unique to each patient. I work with you to develop a more accurate, compassionate, clear, and effective narrative about you and your experiences with the world. It is my goal to provide you with direction, guidance, and support on what steps you can take next in your path towards growth and self-improvement.
In addition, I have worked with adults, children, and adolescents who have experienced trauma, family and peer conflict, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, chronic medical conditions, oppositional or risk-taking behaviors, and severe psychopathology. For adults, I offer individual therapeutic support utilizing existential-humanistic theory that is person-centered and trauma-informed to explore your uniquely perceived experiences in the context of this ever-changing world. My goal is to help you clarify or re-establish your self-identity as well as help you rediscover your meaning and purpose in your life. For children and adolescents, I utilize various cognitive and behavioral approaches to help them overcome family and peer conflicts and behavioral issues.
Prior to coming to Clarity Clinic, I worked at Sutter Center for Psychiatry, a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital of an integrated health care system in California. At Sutter, I worked in various hospital settings, including the emergency department, inpatient medical floors, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, and the inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. My clinical and research interests include trauma, severe psychopathology, chronic medical conditions, and working with veterans. I am also a proud United States Air Force Veteran and have served as a Secretariat Appointee on the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Cigna • Humana • Medicare • Tricare • United • Self pay
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Dementia • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Gender Dysphoria • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Insomnia • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Narcissism • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology, Doctorate
- Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology, Masters
- Loyola University Chicago, Bachelors
- American Psychological Association
- Illinois Psychological Association
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists