I earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Biola University’s Rosemead School of Psychology and previously earned a Master of Arts in Counseling at Eastern University. I also earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems Science and Policy with a minor in Global Studies from California State University, Monterey Bay.
During graduate training, Ihad the opportunity to provide therapeutic services within multiple treatment settings including hospitals, rehabilitation and assisted-living facilities, university counseling centers and outpatient/in-home community mental health centers. I provided time-limited and long-term psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and elderly, treating a diversity of mental health concerns. I have also provided couples counseling; Prepare-Enrich couples and pre-marital counseling; group psychotherapy; psychoeducational outreach presentations; and graduate didactic seminars on multicultural treatment considerations and treatment of eating disorders.
I completed an APA-accredited internship within California State University Fullerton’s Counseling and Psychological Services during which time Iwas afforded the opportunity for focused multicultural training on treatment considerations when working with Hispanic/Latino/a/x, Asian Pacific Islander and Indigenous/Native American people groups. I later completed a postdoctoral fellowship within Counseling Services at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, where, in addition to provision of traditional therapeutic services, I developed and implemented “Paws for Mental Health”, an animal-assisted activity designed to encourage stress reduction while also honoring mental health awareness month.
Prior to transitioning into the field of mental health, I was employed in the medical and software/data technology industries.