I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, California, and received my Psy.D. from The Wright Institute. I am highly trained in psychodynamic and relational theories with over twenty years of experience working with diverse populations with a wide range of issues, and I continue to pursue regular training and consolation to deepen my practice. I serve children and adults who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and young adult issues. I am typically engaging and interactive during session, and use a client-centered approach to treatment, utilizing feedback from my clients to facilitate the progress of treatment goals. Providing a safe environment to explore the conflicts that brings one to therapy is instrumental in the long-term healing and personal growth of each individual.
In addition to providing psychotherapy, I also conduct neuropsychological assessments for children, teenagers, and adults who wish to learn more about how they approach and interact with the world. Neuropsychological evaluations are crucial in determining what, if any, issues may be impacting academic, professional, social, or emotional functioning. I specialize in assessing the impact of attentional difficulties and deficits in executive functioning on academic performance. In discussing the results of testing, I offer clinical and practical recommendations to clients regarding ways to improve functioning and limit the impact of any diagnoses.