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About Me

I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Jose, California. The clinical training I received illuminated for me the importance of integrating mind, body, and spirit in a solutions-oriented approach to helping others. I offer my services in an atmosphere of respect and trust, with the hope that I can facilitate the growth and well being of those I serve. 

With my experience of working with a broad spectrum of psychological and emotional issues, I have developed a therapeutic approach that always takes into consideration the needs of the person I am working with in the moment. My areas of expertise include both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic methodologies, as well as advanced training in EMDR and hypnosis. In addition, I have extensive training in, and continue to research, the most up-to-date methods in psychological, personality, educational, and career interests and skills assessments. 

Prior to attending graduate school to become a clinical psychologist, I worked in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley for 16 years. This experience informed me tremendously about the effects of work-related stress, interpersonal conflict, career decisions, and educational paths. I particularly enjoy helping people work through these issues and build on their strengths to achieve greater balance and satisfaction in life.

I believe it is important to support my community and I get great satisfaction helping others through the following organizations:

  • Give an Hour, a non-partisan non-profit organization that provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Santa Clara County Medical Volunteers for Disaster Relief
  • American Red Cross 

Education

Ph.D., psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA 1998

License

Psychologist PSY17880, California

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Santa Clara County Psychological Association