About Me

Credentials

My initial clinical work began in 1999 at an Asian mental health clinic in San Diego as a Master’s level counselor. Wanting more clinical training and grounding in research, I earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon in 2009. I also completed an internship and a postdoctoral residency with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, focusing on treatment of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and sexual assault. My experience also includes working in a wide variety of other mental health settings, including a locked psychiatric unit, post-psychiatric unit transition houses, a university counseling center, substance abuse research, and, most recently, private practice.

In order remain up to date on the latest treatment developments and research, I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.  My areas of interest include gender and cultural issues, trauma, chronic pain, and mindfulness based therapies.

Affiliations

Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation

Oregon Pain Society

My Approach

I work collaboratively with clients to individualize therapy based upon each person’s unique needs. In doing so, I draw from a broad array of therapeutic approaches that include mindfulness based approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma treatment. Together, we can select the approaches that best address your concerns and issues. Above all, I believe in respect for the innate wisdom that each client possesses and brings to the therapeutic process.