About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist treating adolescents and adults in individual psychotherapy. I work with people experiencing difficulty with mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, life and relationship problems and chronic pain and illness. I also work with couples to help increase self-awareness and an understanding of your partner while providing tools to problem solve and communicate in a more effective manner.

With a specialty in treating adolescents and adults who suffer with chronic pain, my goal is to help a person live a life that is not consumed or controlled by pain. The associated psychological problems can also impact one’s life immensely and I provide techniques to help you learn to cope with the issues of chronic pain so that you may live a life less encumbered by pain. I have found that chronic pain not only impacts the individual suffering with pain but also family members who are living with and supporting someone in pain. I use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and focus on the mind-body connection.

For the past eighteen years I have been in private practice and have been working together with the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program. I am a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and am also on the professional staff of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.