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I aim to help my patients make the most out of life now. I am dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. My approach is to understand the deeper layers and help with concrete changes through evidenced-based methods. I work from a developmental and holistic framework to meet your unique needs. I integrate mental, physical, and socio-environmental factors into therapy.
I have specialized expertise in Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, phobias), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic-Spectrum Disorders (e.g., schizophrenia) and Insomnia. I offer specialty assessments and scientifically-based treatment modalities for these conditions. For children, I offer evidence-based play therapy (yes, I have therapy games we use on telehealth!).
A little bit about me, I have been working in the mental health field for approximately 17 years. I have worked with a variety of ages from young kids to the elderly. I am a mother, wife, dog mom, reptile mom, avid runner, and psychologist. My work and being a mom taught me how important it is to recognize the developmental stage we are at in life. The older I get; the quicker life is going, and I believe we should optimize each day.
I offer Emotional Support Animal (ESA) assessments. I also offer a unique wellness consultation, called the PAWsitive life evaluation. Companion animals offer many health benefits to humans. I have conducted research in this area, and I am a big animal lover. I have extensive personal and professional experience with animals. As a child, I memorized the dog breed encyclopedia. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. For my postdoctoral research dissemination project at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center, I investigated the social and wellbeing impact of animal exposure and interaction with our US veterans. Here is the link to the peer-reviewed journal publication from this project: https://www.psychosocial.com/article/21-15/8377/ Serving patients anywhere in California, Wyoming, and Montana
CA PSY Lic. 30090
WY PSY Lic. 774
MT PSY Lic. 4436