Therapy/Counseling

"Talk therapy" using trauma-informed, evidence based modalities (e.g. CBT, CPT, Coping Cat, etc) on a weekly or biweekly basis. Face to face or teletherapy using HIPAA complaint platform (only for California residents or international residents) available.

Assessments

Ranging from cognitive to personality assessments. Academic concerns to ADHD evaluations. Hormone readiness to gender confirmation surgeries. I follow WPATH standards and write letters for gender confirmation (top and bottom) surgeries.

Training/Consult

Brief to long term training and consultation services available to individuals and organizations on the intersection of gender, culture, language and mental health. Focus on developing personal and organizational resiliency and fostering a strengths based and growth mindset.

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Therapy/Counseling

Gender-affirming therapy for children, teens/adolescents, young adults and their families. Specialty focus on multicultural concerns, gender identity concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I am trained in various evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). However, I practice from an integrated approach combining years of training in attachment, psychodynamic and systems theories and current literature and research.

Assessments

I specialize in conducting psychological assessments that incorporate the intersectionality of each individual. This means, I conduct clinical interviews along with standardized assessments that take into consideration the influence of culture, linguistics, identity, and any other intrinsic and/or environmental factors so that we can get a complete picture of your diagnosis and thereby provide you with sound recommendations.

I conduct psychological assessments ranging from concerns including but not limited to Intellectual Delays, Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Communication Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I also offer hormone readiness evaluations (for offices that do not practice the informed consent model) and write letters for gender confirmation surgeries.

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Training/Consultation

I offer a range of services including direct consultation to individuals and agencies to increase staff care/wellness programs to training on SOGI collection data to creating mental health curriculum for medical and mental health providers. My trainings have been approved by such organizations as the American Academy of Family Physicians. My presentations focus on supporting organization develop resiliency, reduce compassion fatigue/burnout and create an inclusive and affirming culture. I enjoy presenting on intersectionality as seen at the API Empowerment Conference.

Office Details

I provide services in two locations: North County; Encinitas and San Diego; Banker's Hill.

My office in Encinitas is near Highway 101 and just south of Leucadia Boulevard. There is parking in the front of the building.

My Banker's Hill location is adjacent to Balboa Park.

Providing quality and compassionate services to the San Diego, Del Mar, La Jolla, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and surrounding communities. I am also available for travel to your home, schools and other locations for an additional fee.

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