My Training

Professional Career

Formerly, I was a psychology professor working with both undergraduate and graduate students, including training and supervising graduate students to become psychologists. For over 20 years, I taught classes in Psychology, Women’s Studies, and Asian American Studies Departments. I presented at national and international conferences and published articles and books chapters on mental health topics, and have also been a reviewer for psychology journals.

Because of my research and university teaching background, I stay abreast of the field and use cutting edge and proven clinical strategies and techniques. As part of my former research, for example, I interviewed psychologists who work with clients, like you, to see what they needed to make their service to their clients even better. In addition, I worked at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the OCD unit with children and adults who have exhausted all other options before coming to NIMH for advanced experimental treatments.


I am licensed in California (license #PSY28657) and have a retired license in Washington state where I used to reside (license #PY60110748).


Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry

Predoctoral Internship

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Department of Psychiatry

Ph.D. Combined Degree in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology

University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. Counseling Psychology

University of California, Santa Barbara

B.A. Psychology, Minor in Women’s Studies

University of Maryland, College Park