I earned a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of California in Davis. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Ann Martin Center and my post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton.
I have worked with children, teens, young adults, and families over the past five years in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, schools, clients’ homes, and hospitals. I am able to provide both short- and long-term services, integrating relational and person-focused care with evidence-based treatments to meet the needs of my clients. My therapy style is to intentionally create a safe and genuine space for clients to work towards living a life that feels satisfying and manageable. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life stress, trauma/PTSD, behavioral challenges, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and interpersonal difficulties.
In addition to being a therapist, I have presented at conferences, such as the International Society for Autism Research in 2019, and provided child and adult psychodiagnostic assessments. I am skilled in assessing for personality, attentional, and cognitive concerns. My assessment style is collaborative, transparent, and informative for short- and long-term planning.
California Board of Psychology License: PSY 31996
Additional Trainings and Interests:
- Attachment and early childhood
- Family therapy
- Grief and loss
- Trauma and PTSD
- Social skills building
- LGBTQ+ friendly
- Work-life and school-life balance
Wieckowski, B. M., Mukhtar, Y., Lee, J. J., Xing, G., Walker, C. K. (2017). Higher Autism in Children of Women with Psychiatric Diagnoses. Res Autism Spectr Disord, 33, 10-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2016.10.004