I earned my Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center in the Department of Psychiatry where I conducted research in New Orleans on the effects of Hurricane Katrina. I also provided services to area students and their families. During my fellowship, I also received specialized training in infant mental health. Since that time, I have worked in private practice in New Orleans and San Francisco. To learn more about my training and experience, please feel free to browse my Curriculum Vitae.
I provide a range of psychological assessment and treatment services with a focus on assisting the client in achieving an optimal level of functioning. My approach is insight-oriented with the belief that you, the client, are the expert in your life and that my role is to provide guidance and input on your journey. While my orientation is influenced by Buddhist Psychology and Contemplative Psychology, I also employ cognitive-behavioral techniques and use mindfulness in my work, depending on the needs of the client. In addition to my therapy practice, I have extensive experience providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment services to school-aged children and adolescents as well as adults, including testing for school admission, testing for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities (LD), and testing related to accommodations on national entrance exams (ACT, SAT, LSAT, GRE, etc).