I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (with a concentration area in diversity) from Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California. My masters degree in Psychology was completed at PepperdineUniversity in Los Angeles, CA. I completed my pre-doctoral hours at California State University Northridge University Counseling Services and my post-doctoral hours at The Help Group. I haveconsiderable experience conducting individual child and adolescent, adult, couples, family and group psychotherapy, whether it involves responding to a crisis or short or long term treatment, with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, in both community-oriented and college/university settings. My earlier counseling positions included conducting group therapy with sex offenders at The Pacific Clinics in Van Nuys, CA; providing individual adult and child therapy, and family therapy at the California Family Counseling Center in Encino, CA; providing therapy for children with developmental delays and disabilities at the Child Development Institute in Woodland Hills, CA; therapy with adults and older adults who were experiencing chronic mental and physical disabilities at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health in Van Nuys, CA; and therapy with children and their families who are severely emotionally disturbed at The Help Group in Van Nuys, CA.
I also have nine years experience working in Forensic's specifically focused on Workers' Compensation evaluations. I currently teach at USC in the MFT program. I have also taught multiculturalism in a marriage and family therapy Master's degree program in Pasadena, CA. and taught Sociology courses at Pierce and ValleyColleges.