It is my mission to help women transcend emotional obstacles and start experiencing more rich and meaningful lives.
My therapeutic orientation is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Mini-Residency in Women's Mental Health and Wellness
Professional MembershipsSociety for Contextual Psychology (ACT)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
California Board of Psychology
As a researcher, my work has aimed at preventing depression among women. This effort earned me two prestigious national awards during my postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford: the Young Investigator Award (NARSAD) and the National Research Service Award (NIMH). My research findings have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, includingPsychological Medicine, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research, Neuroreport, Brain Research,andJournal of Abnormal Psychology.Most recently, I co-authored an extensive review paper regarding gender differences in psychiatric outcomes (Psychological Medicine,10/08).
As a psychotherapist, my area of expertise is Acceptance and CommitmentTherapy (ACT). The goal is to get each client living the life she mostvalues - often in the face of emotional obstacles. During internshipand postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, my supervisedclinical training was 100% focused on using ACT with women for thetreatment of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, andother emotional health issues.
As a consultant, I often work with colleagues who strive to become better at their craft. For seasoned therapists, the goal is often improving self-care and considering professional values in the service of preventing burnout. For doctoral students and interns, emphasis is often placed on exploring vocational calling and personal values. In both cases, individual consultation provides an opportunity to experience ACT firsthand.
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