I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development at California State University San Marcos. I am also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY33951) with clinical and research expertise in youth and family mental health, coping with trauma and adversity, and culturally-responsive services.
In my clinical practice, I utilize evidence-based practices such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children. I also have substantial training in cognitive, educational, and personality testing.
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Training & Education
After completing my undergraduate education in psychology at Tufts University, I worked for the Harvard Study of Adult Development at Massachusetts General Hospital. I also worked for Sangath in Goa, India, on integrating mental health services into schools and adapting an intervention for children with autism to the local community.
Next, I completed my M.A. and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where I also completed a Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences emphasis. I completed my Clinical Internship at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. I then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Irvine Conte Center.