I am a UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor and a licensed clinical psychologist committed to providing impactful and meaningful therapy. I am also a nationally recognized scholar focused on how psychology might better serve culturally different populations. My clinical and published work is characterized by the philosophy that genuine belonging in the world involves deeper listening within it.

With over 10 years experience, I have worked in private practice, university and community clinics, psychiatric hospitals, forensic, crisis, and school settings.

I currently work with veterans at the VA, teach medical residents at UCLA, and maintain a small private practice. I also provide clinical supervision to early-career therapists and psychologists. This list of psychology associates provides more information on their services.

I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in 2016 and 2013. I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College. Prior to psychology, I worked at Google where I gained appreciation for the unique demands of working in fast-paced corporate settings.

All my training occurred in APA-accredited sites focused on evidenced-based practice. During postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs I gained specialized training in mindfulness and integrative health. My predoctoral internship at Sharp HealthCare provided advanced training in cognitive-behavioral interventions while working with adolescent, geriatric, and individuals recovering from chemical dependency. Lastly, during doctoral studies at Duquesne University, I gained training in a variety of treatments, with focus on psychodynamic psychotherapy.

I am a former UCLA visiting scholar where I completed writing a book on dementia caregiving in Oaxaca, Mexico. My dedication to closely studying this topic is expressive of my broader passion to learn about (and from) other people, and to continue supplementing my knowledge in psychology with perspectives from anthropology and philosophy.

Just as I work across academic disciplines, I welcome to my practice people from all cultures, religions, sexual and gender orientations, and personal histories. When not working, I enjoy reading, bicycle riding, studying mandolin, and spending time with friends and family, in and around California’s beautiful natural landscapes. Photos on this website were taken by me, glimpses from recent travel.

Please see my curriculum vitae for more information