Struggling with personality disorders can create significant obstacles in relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and intimate partners. Through committed Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I focus on calming distress, mending emotional wounds, and building serenity in order to access supportive relationships and sense of self. DBT treats chronic emotion dysregulation, ongoing and pervasive emotional experiences that are overwhelming, expansive, and cause impulsive and potentially harmful behaviors. Included with individual DBT, I offer phone coaching where my clients call me as a “coach” to get assistance in using skills out in their world – home, work, relationships, when and where skills are really needed.
I examine the role relationships play in a person’s life, and how these relationships shape identity and sense of self. I work with in individual and family therapy through an attachment-based approach to enhance resilience, repair relationships, and build coping skills to continue to progress throughout the lifespan.
Psychological testing can assess behaviors and symptoms for accurate diagnosis and often plays an integral role in setting effective treatment plans. I provide individualized psychological assessment and testing services for children, adolescents and adults that can advise effective treatment, support disability claims, and procure resources and public assistance.
QualificationsYears in Practice: 10
School: Alliant International University (Master's Degree & Doctorate Degree)
License No. and State: PSY26415, CA