HERE’S A LITTLE ABOUT MY QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND….

 

EDUCATION

  • Idaho State University, 2009, PhD in Clinical Psychology

  • University of Montana, 2004, B.A. in Psychology and Spanish

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

  • Del Sol Therapeutic Center (Nov 2014 – May 2018), Ran a boutique psychotherapy and assessment practice in San Diego, California.  Focused on treatment of anxiety and psychological assessment.

 

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles  (April 2012 – April 2014), Worked on Project Heal, a team focused on treatment of psychological trauma and PTSD in children.  Also served as a faculty member to supervise interns and postdoctoral fellows in therapy and assessment.

 

  • Saint John’s Hospital, Child & Family Development (October 2009-April 2012), Provided bilingual psychotherapy and assessment in a community mental health setting.  Serviced children and families in clinic, school, and community settings.  Also, provided supervision of interns in psychological testing and therapy.

 

  • Predoctoral Psychology Internship, Saint John’s Hospital, (August 2008 – August 2009), Provided bilingual psychotherapy and assessment in a community mental health setting.  Serviced children and families in clinic, school, and community settings.

 

  • Practica Experiences (2004-2008), A wide range of clinical experiences including neuropsychological assessment, educational assessments, family therapy, couples therapy, anxiety/trauma treatment, child/adolescent treatment and couples therapy.  Provided services in clinic, school, inpatient, and private practice settings. 

 

SPECIALITIES

 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

    • Exposure Therapy

    • In Vivo Exposure

    • Exposure with Response Prevention for OCD

    • Interoceptive Exposure

    • Treatment of Panic

    • Anxiety Throughout Development

    • High functioning individuals with anxiety

  • Child & Family Therapy

    • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

    • Positive Parenting Program (PPP)

    • Structural Family Therapy

    • Interpersonal Therapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT)

    • Family Therapy for Children with OCD

  • Treatment of Trauma

    • Prolonged Exposure

    • Trauma Focused CBT for Children

    • Narrative Therapy

    • Complex Trauma