I am a licensed psychologist in California (PSY26409) invested in supporting people to lead more vital, creative, healed, and empowered lives.
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 in Davis.
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 committed to social justice principles and practices.
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, life transition, and tension
- 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 am also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance. I completed my 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. To further extend my yoga training, I participated in a yoga teacher mentoring program at the Yoga Seed Collective in Sacramento, California. My personal yoga and meditation practice influence how I approach compassionate healing.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy road biking, reading, playing basketball, 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 and I am deeply invested in my vocation as a psychologist.