I am a licensed psychologist in California with 20 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. For the last seven years I have been working as a prison psychologist at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in the psychiatric inpatient program. Through this experience I have gained an extensive knowledge base in treating trauma, complex trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicidality, serious mental illness, and severe personality disorders. In general, I find that clients seem to open-up quite easily in working with me. Receiving mental health treatment works best when a trusting relationship between practitioner and client is built on a platform of confidentiality and a non-judgmental approach to each client. I also believe that not one size fits all in creating a working relationship and a little creativity that is often not taught in schools is used to meet the needs of each individual person. While most of us have the common experience of facing life’s phases and challenges each person has their own subjective experience and perception that needs to be validated. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization
CA Psychologist PSY31257