About My Clients
Are you consumed by thoughts about food, exercise and body image? Or held captive by painful experiences from your past? If you feel stuck, there is hope. My compassionate, holistic approach to therapy is individualized, integrative and evidence-based, drawing from various treatment modalities. My clients and colleagues have observed that I possess an authentic, warm, humble therapeutic style, with a strong emphasis on insight development and change. I look forward to meeting you!
My Background and Approach
My research and clinical interest in eating disorders and in trauma began early in my career. Throughout my career, I worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault, and provided eating disorder treatment at every level of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient. I quickly noticed the pervasiveness of disordered eating amongst traumatized individuals, and the presence of trauma or anxiety amongst individuals diagnosed with eating disorders. My specialties allow me to work effectively across these and other comorbid concerns. I received my masters’ and doctoral degrees in the US and Canada. In addition to private practice, I work as a Psychologist at UCLA and as Adjunct Faculty at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology. I am a member of the UCLA trauma consultation team and the UCLA multi-disciplinary eating disorder team. I have provided trainings to UCLA staff, faculty and student trainees on eating disorder treatment.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Healing is possible (and worth it!). No matter what happened to you, you deserve to feel safe and to have a life that is worth living.