Clinical & Health Psychology 

of Orange County

 

Hello and Welcome!

 

If you’re ready to move forward and address the challenge that prompted your search, I invite you in for a free, initial consultation. I hope the information below about my practice, services, and professional credentials will help you decide if your specific goal and my professional expertise are a good match - otherwise I can provide a referral.  

About My Practice 

As a licensed Clinical and Health Psychologist specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with adults and couples, my expertise includes stress management,  the anxiety disorders, and chronic medical conditions, including: 

  •   Generalized Anxiety
  •   Social Anxiety
  •   PTSD
  •   Panic Disorders & Phobias
  •   OCD
  •   Grief & Loss 
  • Medical-Related Anxiety
  • Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Cardiac Psychology
  • ADHD
  • Trichtotillomania
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

As a psychologist, I work collaboratively with my clients to address their challenges pragmatically, in the here-and-now, and usually within a short-term framework. Clients have typically included professionals, students, business executives, entrepreneurs, therapists, couples, and retired individuals.

 

My Background

 

I received my Doctor of Psychology degree from Pepperdine University (1996), as well as a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (1992) and enjoy working with adults and couples. I completed a formal APA approved Internship (VA Los Angeles) and Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Brotman Medical Center).

 

My clinical, research, and national presentations have always been associated with stress management and anxiety. As a doctoral candidate, I was honored to be selected by Joseph Wolpe, M.D. (the “Father of Behavior Therapy”), for a three year individual clinical mentorship, and was mentored by the wonderful David N. Elkins, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus, Pepperdine University, Saybrook Institute). In addition, I've been recognized for my clinical and leadership contributions to the profession (for specifics, see curriculum vitae or LinkedIn).

 

 Additional Interests

 

I also offer consultation and clinical supervision to psychotherapists, healthcare providers, and organizations, which have included IDS, Inc., the County of Orange, “Extreme Make Over”, “The Bachelorette”, “The Real Gilligan’s Island”, “The Bachelor”, and "The Biggest Loser".

                                                                               

 

If you’re ready to move forward and address the challenge that prompted your search, I invite you in for a free, initial consultation. I hope the information below about my practice, services, and professional credentials will help you decide if your specific goal and my professional expertise are a good match - otherwise, I can provide a referral.


About My Practice


As a licensed Clinical and Health Psychologist specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, my areas of expertise are Anxiety and Stress Management, specifically:


                                   * Social Anxiety                              * ADHD/ADD  

         

                                   * Trauma                                          * Relationship Issues


                                   * Panic, Phobias, OCD                   * Cardiac Psychology


                                   * Medical-Related Anxiety             * Grief & Loss

 


As a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, I work collaboratively with my clients to address their challenges pragmatically, in the here-and-now, and usually within a short time frame. Clients include professionals, students, business executives, entrepreneurs, creatives, therapists, and couples.


My Background


I received my Doctor of Psychology degree from Pepperdine University (1996), as well as a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (1992) and really enjoy working with teens, adults and couples. I was fortunate to receive extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy during my doctoral studies, formal APA approved Internship, and Post-Doctoral fellowship.


My clinical, research, and special interests have always been associated with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Anxiety/Stress, allowing me to offer cutting-edge Anxiety treatment. As a doctoral candidate, I was honored to be selected by Joseph Wolpe, M.D. (“Father of Behavior Therapy”), for a three year individual clinical mentorship, and was mentored by the wonderful David N. Elkins, Ph.D (Professor Emeritus, Pepperdine University, Saybrook Institute). In addition, I have been recognized for my clinical and leadership contributions to the profession. For specifics, see curriculum vitae or LinkedIn.


Additional Interests


I also offer consultation and clinical supervision to psychotherapists, healthcare providers, and organizations which have included "Staying United", IDS, Inc., The County of Orange, “Extreme Make Over”, “The Bachelorette”, “The Real Gilligan’s Island”, "The Biggest Loser", and “The Bachelor".