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A therapeutic relationship is built on mutual trust established over time. I consider relationships to be active; therefore, I want you to get to know me as a professional in your life, just as I look forward to getting to know you.


I was born in California but have lived in the Washington, DC area for more than two decades. I have also worked all over the Metro area, including Maryland, the District, and Virginia. I enjoy learning about other cultures and, occasionally, traveling to help me relate to the diverse people I see during the course of my clinical work. I love being a psychologist and always want the luxury of learning from my clients, as they learn from me.


I received my Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology in Arlington, VA. I have a Psy.D, instead of a Ph.D., which means that my training emphasized hands-on clinical work more than clinical research and teaching. I also graduated Magna Cum Laude from American University, with a major in psychology and a minor in studio art.

I have been a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice since 2010. I have worked in a variety of roles as a mental health practitioner since the early 2000s, including as a psychologist with Fairfax County, VA, and also in other positions with Loudoun County, VA; the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute; the Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Clinic of Children’s National Medical Center; and the State of Maryland, Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents.