I am a neurodivergent licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice serving people in California, Colorado, and Florida. My passion is helping people understand themselves through Psychological Assessment and reach their life goals using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) tailored to be optimally effective for their neurotype and other dimensions of diversity.
I look forward to collaborating with you to understand your strengths and challenges, and practice new ways to regulate your emotions, thoughts, and behavior that enable you to accomplish your goals. I specialize in Autism and ADHD Assessments, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) tailored to the needs of Autistic people and ADHDers. My approach is strengths-based, appreciating and working with your unique gifts to help you overcome challenges.
I frequently provide training and consultation to other clinicians around the world, helping them understand neurodivergent people and learn how to provide neurodiversity-affirming assessment and therapy. Recently, I was a guest on Charlie Swenson’s “To Hell and Back” DBT podcast discussing autism, neurodiversity, and ways of tailoring DBT to help autistic clients reach their life worth living goals (charlieswenson.com/podcasts; episodes #111, 112, 113, & 115).
I received my bachelor's degree from Harvard, PhD from the University of Michigan, and advanced clinical training from CSPP. I have completed numerous advanced trainings in Psychological Assessment, DBT, and CBT and am Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). In the past, I have served as Director of Postdoctoral Training, Supervisor, DBT Team Coordinator, and Embedded Psychologist in Emergency Medicine at Kaiser. I have also provided clinical services at VA medical centers and schools. I was also a psychology professor at Santa Clara University and taught a graduate-level DBT course there.