Education & Training

I received my Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the University of Michigan and my Masters (M.A.) and Doctoral (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. My predoctoral internship was completed at the Wright Institute Los Angeles where I received training in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, along with training in eating disorders. My postdoctoral fellowship was completed at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, Semel Institute and Neuropsychiatric Hospital. In the Department of Neurorehabilitation, I worked with the medical and nursing staff providing psychological treatment for inpatients and their families. At the Revlon Breast Center, I trained in assessment, interviewing and making treatment recommendations for breast cancer patients in an integrative treatment program.

In my work with the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program and Whole Child LA I have worked collaboratively with and learn from medical doctors, physical therapists, biofeedback specialists as well as alternatively trained healthcare professionals such as acupuncturists, massage therapists and those specifically trained in mindful meditation and relaxation. We continually share our areas of expertise to provide the best care for our patients. I am constantly learning new and proven methodologies in integrative medicine and nutrition, psychopharmacology and pharmacology, pain management, mindful meditation and relaxation techniques. I regularly consult with my patient’s healthcare professionals as part of my integrative approach to treatment. My goal is to use the most relevant techniques to provide the most effective therapeutic approaches for those I treat.