"In an often harsh and exclusive healthcare system, I will do everything in my power to nurture you, validate you, and honor your value so you can safely explore and heal."
What’s it like working with you?
With a blend of curiosity, authenticity, and humor, I create a welcoming space for healing and growth. My approach combines humanistic and behavioral techniques, tailored to support adults facing challenges like trauma, anxiety, and depression. Committed to holistic wellness, I offer an empathetic, validating environment, ensuring every client feels seen and valued in their unique journey.
How do your values shape your approach?
In my time outside the therapy room, I am committed to being an active advocate for racial and gender equity. My engagement in these areas extends to training and education, and is complemented by my love for Netflix, cooking, and spending time with my kitten. These aspects of my life deeply influence my therapeutic approach. I believe in understanding the impact of systemic oppression on well-being and connecting with clients on a personal level. Together, we explore the intricacies of our identities, embracing the journey of healing, learning, and growth.
My Professional Journey
My background includes dedicated work in VA healthcare systems, focusing on supporting veterans with PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapies, with advanced training in cognitive processing therapy for PTSD, prolonged exposure for PTSD, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Holding a PsyD from Alliant International University, I have completed an APA-accredited internship at the Walla Walla/Spokane Washington VAs and an APA-accredited postdoctoral residency at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. This rich experience now informs my full-time private practice at Grounded Therapy, where I am committed to providing compassionate, tailored care to each client.
License # PSY31141 (California)
- Combining Topiramate and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure
- Mechanisms of Change in Yoga and Physical Activity for Veterans