Licensure and Certification
Licensed Psychologist, California (PSY 22160)
Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
University of Denver, Denver, CO
PsyD Clinical Psychology (August 2006)
Specialty Focus: Clinical Behavioral Analysis
Specialty Focus: Multicultural Psychology
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
MA in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (April 2002)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
BA Psychology (December 1999)
Additional Major in Religious Studies
I have worked with a wide variety of clients and psychological problems. In addition to gaining experience treating anxiety disorders, I have worked with adolescents and adults experiencing problems like depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, alcohol and drug dependence, grief, trauma, and spiritual issues. Much of my treatment approach involves integrating mindfulness and acceptance skills so that you can live in ways that are meaningful and valued.
I currently work full-time as the Director of Clinical Training in the doctoral program at California Lutheran University. This means that I design and run the clinical training of students who are working towards becoming psychologists, including their initial experiences in the Community Counseling Center at CLU (our training clinic) and their external practicum placements in the community. I also help the students in applying for their year-long internship as they prepare to complete their final training experience before graduation.
I also teach clinically-oriented courses that focus on psychological research and treatments. Some of the courses I teach include: