My goal as a psychologist is to help clients live a more meaningful, vital and fulfilling life. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help clients learn new skills and launch them in the direction they want to be moving in their life.
I take a holistic approach drawing from my rigorous background in the science of behavior and my training in acceptance, compassion and mindfulness. I am a specialist in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I offer workshops and clinical supervision to professionals and in ACT, DBT, and Appetite Awareness Training, and I am a certified yoga instructor.
I completed my undergraduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara, majoring in Biopsychology, followed by a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder (7 years of postgraduate training). I collaborated with Stanford University School of Medicine Psychiatry Department in researching the adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, and completed my postdoctoral fellowship at La Luna Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.
When not practicing psychology, I am chasing after my two boys and nine chickens in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California.