Allow Me To Introduce Myself...

I am a UCLA graduate with a master´s degree in psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association.

My experience working with children and families is extensive. My formal training included an APA-accredited full-time doctoral internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles -affiliated with USC´s Keck School of Medicine- and post-doctoral work on staff at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Northridge.

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I also have a strong background in psychological assessment and am often asked to perform thorough psychoeducational evaluations, with referrals coming from top pediatricians, psychiatrists, and area schools.

I employ a cognitive-behavioral approach in my work with my clients and am certified as a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Therapy sessions are interactive and collaborative, as my clients and I work toward treatment goals that we have developed together.

If you haven’t worked with a psychotherapist before, you may be surprised to find my easygoing style in stark contrast with the stereotypical, aloof psychoanalyst or psychiatrist frequently depicted on TV and in movies.