takenbystorm-9440 - Version 3.jpg
About Me

Welcome. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Santa Monica, CA, and have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. I understand how difficult it can be to choose a therapist you feel comfortable with and think can genuinely help you overcome your difficulties. I hope this information will help you decide if I am a good fit for you.

I would describe my therapeutic style as collaborative, authentic, interactive, and empathic. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental place for you to explore your concerns and aim to provide you with concrete strategies and techniques to create long-lasting change.

Since the beginning of my training, I have focused on evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based strategies (e.g., Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), to provide my clients with the most effective treatments available. In recent years, I have developed a special interest and sought out training in helping women during the perinatal period (pregnancy and postpartum). You can read more about my education and experience at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my practice. 


Doctor of Clinical Psychology, 2002

California School of Professional Psychology 

Master of Arts in Psychology, 2000

California School of Professional Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1996

Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University of California, Los Angeles


Post-Doctoral Training

Allied Psychological Services, Inc.

Pre-Doctoral Internship

Kaiser Permanente​ Department of Psychiatry

Pre-Doctoral Internship

University of the Pacific​ Counseling Center


Member, American Psychological Association

Member, Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Member, Postpartum Support International

Additional Postgraduate Training

Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Johnson

Maternal Mental Health Certificate

Postpartum Support International


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Center for Mindfulness, UMASS Medical School


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

Beck Institute, Philadelphia

Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy Training

Albert Ellis Institute, New York