About Me

I believe everyone has a right to happiness.

Community Service
I dedicate a percentage of my practice to providing free to low-cost therapy to individuals/families in crisis who otherwise could not afford therapy. These populations include families with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Transplant Units at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also provide therapy to adult patients at Scripps/Sharp/UCSD on different organ transplant lists.

Training
In addition, I have advanced training in perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Many years ago when I had a high-risk pregnancy, it was very difficult to find a therapist who understood the unique challenges associated with perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. In recognition of the need and with the desire to help others, I obtained advanced training in the treatment of perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. This is a fragile but highly resilient underserved/misunderstood population. I work closely with local Perinatologists and OB-GYNs to provide these incredible mothers with the care and support they need to thrive during and after their pregnancies.

Teaching
I also love teaching psychology to college students and am an adjunct faculty at three universities. I routinely attend conferences and workshops on best practices in psychology and was a presenter at a national conference in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Personal Life
On a personal note, I am the mother of two teenage girls and have been happily married for 16 years.

Graduate School: University of San Diego
Year Graduated: 1998
License Number and State: California LMFT 95171

I am passionate about helping people to feel better in their lives. While the majority of my clients suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, couples and parenting challenges, I also believe everyone has a right to happiness.