License
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California (PSY26218).

Education
I graduated from Alliant International University in 2012 with a doctorate in clinical psychology (or “Psy.D.”).
I graduated from San Diego State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Specialties:
  • Brief treatment
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQ
  • Children
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Evidence-Based Treatments:
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Languages:
  • English
    Spanish

Experience
I am presently employed at La Familia Counseling Service, located in Hayward, California, and am working as a child and family therapist, utilizing the Brief Strategic Family Therapy model. I am entering my third year working with this organization. At this location, most of my services are provided to Latino clientele and conducted in Spanish.

I previously worked at the Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services, where I also worked with a majority of Spanish-speaking clients. While there, I received extensive training on the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model of treatment for children and adolescents.

I have several years of experience as a Rape Crisis Counselor, having volunteered as an advocate with Bay Area Women Against Rape. I aided with callers to the 24-hour crisis line, accompanied victims to the hospital with the police for their examinations, and provided individual peer counseling.