About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a practice in San Francisco, CA. I specialize in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, depression, and problems with adjustment during life transitions. I also offer couple therapy for those who may be struggling with communication and intimacy. Video chat sessions are available to individuals living anywhere in California or New York.

Therapeutic Approach

I approach my work with curiosity, sincerity, and empathy. I believe that most of us are doing the best we can, and may be struggling to see what is preventing us from living the life we want. Therapy is often most effective when the patient and therapist act as co-investigators, examining patterns and exploring options to effect change. I find myself constantly in awe of the resilience and courage I see in my patients.

Throughout my career, I have sought training and inspiration from teachers and supervisors from a variety of backgrounds and theoretical perspectives. My work is informed by psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral theories, and I remain committed to creating a treatment plan that will fit the unique needs of each patient.


Experience

To date, much of my work has been with adult survivors of trauma. I currently work in a research position at the National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto, CA. Previously, I worked as a clinical psychologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, treating veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies at Weill Cornell Medicine, and my pre-doctoral internship at the Manhattan VA hospital. During my time as a doctoral student at the Wright Institute, I worked with veterans struggling with co-morbid PTSD and substance abuse at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. I also had the opportunity to work with trauma survivors in couple therapy. I have experience treating those with PTSD resulting from combat, physical assaults, sexual assault, and childhood physical and sexual abuse.