I completed my undergraduate work at Georgetown University. I went on to receive a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
I previously provided therapeutic services to clients at Southern California Counseling Center and The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy. In these locations I worked with an incredibly diverse range of clients, including children, teens, adults, couples, and families. My experience as a pre-doctoral trainee at AIDS Project Los Angeles allowed me to cultivate my skills in treating mental health struggles related to chronic illness, sexual identity and substance abuse disorders as well as a number of other issues.
I conducted a qualitative study involving gay fathers and their children as part of my coursework at Georgetown University. I am currently involved in a research study exploring the impact of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s health education courses on adolescents’ knowledge of sexual health issues. This study also examines the role of health education in helping to prevent bullying, harassment, and victimization of at-risk high school students.
I am a member of various professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.
Before entering the field of mental health, I acquired valuable experience during my time working at the Child Advocate’s Office, the YMCA, and Coast to Coast College Admissions.