- Years in Practice: 20+ Years
- School: Alliant International University, Ph.D.
- License No. and State: 27037 California
I received my B.A. from UC Berkeley, and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I received my PhD in 2012 from Alliant International University in San Francisco, California. I focused my research on the impact of binge eating disorder on work productivity and motivation to change using an on-line self-help modality. I completed my post-doc internships at an eating disorder outpatient program and an eating disorder residential program for adolescents. I served as the Sr. Consultant for the Behavioral Health Education program in the Regional Health Education department of Kaiser Permanante for the northern California region up until 2014. I currently am a Clinical Psychologist (PSY # 27037) in Kaiser Permanente’s eating disorder clinic in Oakland. I am also adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley Extension Program. I am also on the Advisory Board for the Association of Size Health and Diversity (ASDAH) and Nalgona Positiva Pride (NPP). I am on the board for Eating Disorders Recovery and Support (EDRS) serving as the president for 2017/2018. I also serve on the conference committee for Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA).
Areas of Expertise:
- Eating Disorders
- Eating Problems
- Body Image and Body Shame issues
- Frequent Dieting
- Food Phobias
- Cultural Identity Concerns (including immigration and acculturation)
- Self-esteem (including communication skills)
- Young Adults
- Bisexual Clients
- Gay Clients
- Heterosexual Clients
- Lesbian Clients
- Transgender Clients
I offer a compassionate, mindful, and collaborative approach to psychotherapy. My style is warm and reflective. I utilize a multitude of techniques in session such as: finding meaning and purpose of your eating and body image struggles, developing coping skills, interpersonal process, experiential/exposure techniques, focus on your strengths, and behavioral challenges. While treatment can be challenging, it is more an investment to help you move past your eating and body image struggles and living a life that meaningful and filled with joy.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Behavioral Approaches
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Culturally Sensitive
- Dialectical (DBT)
- Positive Psychology
- Staff, Intern, Student Trainings
Avg Cost (per session):
$150 (Sliding Scale)
Accepts Payment Methods:
HSA (Health Savings Account), Cash, Check, Major Credit Cards
I do not accept insurance and am considered an out-of-network provider.
5796 Vicente St, Unit A, Oakland, CA 94609