A brief introduction to who I am and what I do
-Are you looking for a gender affirming/LGBTQ knowledgeable psychologist for psychotherapy and/or psychological testing for your child, teen or for yourself? (Usted está buscando un psicóloga que tiene experiencia con temas de lesbiana, gay, bisexual, o transgenero para terapia o pruebas psicológicas para su hijo, adolescente o para usted mismo)?
-Are you in a period of transition (could be with your gender identity, your relationship status, your career prospects, etc) and despite being insightful and intelligent; you can’t seem to “figure it out” on your own?
-Are you tired of feeling sad, anxious, worried and not yourself? Do you want to re-discover the joy that you know is inside of you?
-Are you unable to communicate with your teen? Are you confused as to what happened to the kid that used to talk to you and share things with you?
My specialties include the intersections of gender (cisgender, transgender, gender non-binary, agender, your own gender), culture (racial, ethnic, familial, religious) and language (not just limited to English, Spanish and Vietnamese but the language and vocabulary that we use speak to ourselves) and the impact of these potentially conflicting layers on our mental health and emotional well-being.
I have extensive experience working with empowering children, adolescents, young adults and families to better understand their struggles, increase resiliency and develop positive coping strategies. My training includes an undergraduate degree from UCLA, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Denver and post-doctoral training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. I am trained in evidence based practices and will create an individualized treatment plan that is unique to you and your family’s needs.
It can be scary to reach out. But as a professional, I strive to answer your questions and will provide you with referrals if I believe there are other providers who will be a better fit for you due to their expertise and your needs.
Please know you are not alone and there are resources out there for you and your family.