I am one of the few Washington State licensed clinical psychologist (PY#00003828) who provides therapy either in English or Spanish. My Ph.D. is in Clinical and Health Psychology. I completed my postdoctoral residency in psycho-oncology where I provided psychological interventions to cancer patients and families.
CLINICAL AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
I have experience providing therapy in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, hospitals, and private practice.
I have extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other research-based interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have also trained from the International OCD Foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).
In my couples therapy work, I apply the John and Julie Gottman Method Couples Therapy for making relationships work. I have completed all levels of training to become a certified Gottman therapist.
In my research, I have been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley (2001) and at the University of Washington (2003) where I conducted dissertation research on cancer patients’ distress and the best ways partners can support their loved ones.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Association for Behavioral and Contextual Sciences (ACBS)
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
- International Foundation OCD Foundation
- Ongoing peer-consultation group.
- Secretary of the Washington Chapter of the Association for Behavioral and Contextual Sciences (WACBS).
Yoga, meditation, running, hiking, backpacking, healthy eating, reading, travel and music.