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Education & Training

I moved to the Bay Area from Seattle to get my doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from John F. Kennedy University, which specializes in training in multiculturalism and social justice. Prior to this, I received my bachelors degree in Health Psychology from Bastyr University. As a somewhat lesser known degree than a Ph.D., a Psy.D. requires the same amount of course work and training, as well as a dissertation, but with an emphasis on clinical training instead of an emphasis on research - they are the two most common credentials for psychologists.

I've worked with all ages and races, older and younger men and women, people across the socio-economic spectrum, and individuals suffering with every kind of mental health issue.

My training and experience has included working at a crisis hotline, community mental health clinics, and a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Additionally, I had two years of pre-doctoral training at the Jung Institute of San Francisco, and my postdoctoral training was at the counseling center of St. Mary's College

Teaching, Supervision, & Other Professional Experience

  • I am in a years-long post-licensure training to become a Jungian psychoanalyst at the Jung Institute of San Francisco. 

  • I have given lectures and/or taught as a teaching assistant at the bachelors, pre-doctoral, and doctoral levels.

  • I spent two years as a board member for the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC).

  • I have been a part-time supervisor at the Wright Institute Clinic for the last two years.


Here are some populations and topic areas I specialize in:

  • Introspective & psychologically-minded individuals

  • Artists & individuals exploring their creative sides

  • Individuals in the tech industry

  • College students & psychology majors

  • Issues faced by gender & sexual minorities

  • Discussion of personality typology / The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)


Theoretical Approaches to Therapy

  • Psychodynamic / Psychoanalytic

  • Jungian Counseling

  • Relational / Interpersonal

  • Existential / Humanistic


As someone who visibly holds identifiers of privilege, it's a personal and professional priority to continually develop a greater understanding and appreciation for those with different lived experiences attributable to their identity. This can include, but is not limited to, individuals who have a different culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability status.​

Professional Affiliations

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