About Me

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of California (license number PSY 28050).  I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association.  My studies emphasized evidence-based treatment of mental illness and psychological assessment. I completed my predoctoral internship at Anka Behavioral Health, which is accredited through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.  There, I focused on the treatment of adolescents and their families, as well as formerly homeless adults with substance use disorders and serious, persistent mental illness.  My postdoctoral training was completed at the Wright Institute Assessment Service, where I provided low-fee neuropsychological assessment to adults and children and trained graduate students learning to do assessments.  I currently am in private practice and serve as the Early Career Programming Chair and Community Outreach Chair on the Contra Costa Psychological Association Board.

Clinical psychology is a career change for me.  Previously, I was a mechanical engineer.  I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  I worked as an engineer for ten years in a variety of settings, including startups, large corporations, and a national laboratory.  Through the transition from engineering to psychology, I retain my enjoyment of solving complex, challenging problems.

I am also available for speaking engagements to physicians, learning specialists, counselors, and parent groups.  I speak on such topics as:

  • When to Refer to a Neuropsychologist (and When to Refer to Someone Else)
  • Mood, Anxiety and Learning Problems - The Chicken or the Egg?
  • Early Warning Signs of Neurocognitive Disorder