Clinical Psychologist and President
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training in adolescent development and mental health; the treatment of anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses; and culturally informed counseling and psychotherapy.
I founded Bay Psychology Group after a decade of planning and preparation. Before beginning graduate school I envisioned a group of psychologists and psychiatrists working together to make mental health more accessible to people. A group where the best practices are made available to those who might not otherwise seek out help. So I built BPG from the group-up to be a practice that works with a wide range of people and will help you with your insurance even if we do not take it directly.
I received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 2013. As part of my training, I provided therapy to at-risk teens at Lincoln High School in San Leandro, CA; supplied mental health services to homeless men and women at Life Long Medical Center in downtown Oakland, CA; and provided individual and family therapy at the Portia Bell Hume Center’s multiple clinics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to those with severe mental illness including schizophrenia, substance abuse and suicidality. During this time I was also fortunate to be given the opportunity to counsel adolescent parolees at a substance abuse clinic in Langa, South Africa.
For my predoctoral internship, I did two years of advanced training at the Berkeley Therapy Institute where I further developed my psychotherapy skills with a wide range of adolescents and adults.
I continued my training as a post-doctoral fellow at Access Institute for Psychological Services in San Francisco.
During both my pre- and post- doctoral training an important part of my education came from the direct supervision I received as a psychological assistant to several senior psychologists. This was additional experience beyond the curriculum for my degree, and focused on the development of the skills needed to be the best therapist I could be in private practice.