Individual therapy appointments are available to residents of California
using video conferencing technology. You can use the video camera on your computer or smart phone, and complete your appointment in the comfort of your home or office.
I am passionate about understanding ways to utilize a mind-body-spirit approach to health.
I work with clients to create a personalized plan to help you learn about yourself and develop tools that allow you to thrive.
It can often be beneficial to coordinate care with other health care providers to develop a more holistic treatment approach. I can support you in making lifestyle changes (such as stress management) and communicating with your provider to implement a treatment plan for both your medical and mental health needs.
Increasing research evidence recognizes the impact of nutrition on mental health. Therefore, our work together would include a discussion of nutrition to support your mental health. Coordination with a nutritionist is often a beneficial part of the process.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY30174) with experience working with adults in a variety of settings, including: primary care medical clinic, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, and substance abuse clinic. Treatment areas have included: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationships, trauma, chronic pain, smoking cessation, and co-morbid mental health and medical issues.
Faculty member at University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) teaching Nutritional Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.
Research has focused on program development for integrated care programs, where mental health clinicians were integrated into primary care clinics at Kaiser Permanente and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. It has also focused on the effectiveness of Functional Medicine Health Coaches to improve client health symptoms.
Book Chapter: The Impact of Positive Psychology on Behavioral Change and Health Lifestyle Choices. Lifestyle Medicine, 3rd Edition, M. Rippe (Ed), 2019.
Article: Functional Medicine Health Coaching: A Path to Positive Health. Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being, 2018.
Article: Food Affects our Mood: Planning Ahead Can Help. Half Moon Bay Review, August 28, 2019
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.
Diabetes Educator. American Diabetes Association and American Psychological Association joint education program.
Certificate in TeleMental Health. Telehealth Certification Institute.