I am a licensed psychologist in California (PSY26409) invested in supporting people to lead more vital, creative, healed, and empowered lives. I provide routine, outpatient psychological services and I also offer training and supervision for mental health practitioners.
I have an office located in the Pocket-Greenhaven area of Sacramento, California. I also have an office a few blocks from the University of California, Davis campus.
I completed my psychology doctoral internship at the University of California, Davis Counseling Services and my post-doctoral residency at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Counseling Services.
I have been trained in a variety of clinical settings including: university counseling centers in Oregon and California, a community college counseling center, a non-profit community agency that specialized in trauma healing and recovery, and a child and family center.
My training emphasized multicultural counseling, mindfulness approaches to psychotherapy, and trauma healing. I have training and experience addressing a variety of mental health concerns for teens (ages 13-17 years old) and adults. I have specialized experience working with college students and also working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, questioning, and queer-identified individuals, as well as gender diverse folks (e.g., genderqueer, non-binary, masculine of center, femme, transgender, MtF, and FtM folks). I enjoy working with people from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds, as I celebrate and honor human diversity. I am deeply invested in my vocation as a psychologist.
Concerns that may be addressed include but are not limited to:
Alcohol and substance use concerns
Career and vocational challenges
College and graduate student stress
Coming out processes
Gender transition or moving toward gender confirming directions
Gender dysphoria concerns
Identity issues and questions
Life stress and life transition
Relationship problems and/or marital stress
Sexual and interpersonal trauma
The mental health impact of experiences of racism, cis-sexism, heterosexism, and transphobia
In addition to my background in providing psychotherapeutic services, I completed a 200+ hour yoga teacher training in Raja Yoga at Niroga Institute in Berkeley, California. I have been trained to teach folks how to cultivate attention, presence, and awareness in life, as well as the foundations of yoga practice that includes yoga postures and breath work. My personal yoga and meditation practice influence all facets of my life and work, including how I approach compassionate healing.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy road biking, suspension training, playing and watching basketball, reading sci-fi, and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy volunteering my time to support organizations that engage in transformative and healing work for folks of color and LGBTQ communities. I am a Midwest native who has found a wonderful home in California.