“And that is just the point… how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. “Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?” ~ Mary Oliver
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working exclusively with women. My specialty is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) — a mindfulness based approach to living life fully. It’s my pleasure to offer women’s events in the San Francisco Bay Area including daylong workshops, weekend retreats, and ACT training groups.
Stanford University – Department of Psychology
Stanford University – Department of Psychiatry
Postdoctoral Research Funding
NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2005 – 08)
McCormick Stanford Fellowship (2007 – 08)
NIMH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow (2004 – 07)
Clinical Psychology Internship
Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
Northwestern University – Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
California Board of Psychology License #22147
Continuing Education Provider
Licensed by California Psychological Association to provide APA- approved CE units for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs (provider #min047)
ACT Specialty Training
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is my therapeutic orientation. My training began in 2005, with two years of full-time supervised ACT clinical training (VA Palo Alto internship, Stanford postdoctoral fellowship) followed by three years of ACT international conferences and training intensives. Since that time, my understanding of ACT has deepened profoundly through extensive meditation practice.
My research aimed at preventing depression in women. It earned two prestigious national awards (NARSAD Young Investigator Award, NIMH National Research Service Award). Research findings have been published in Psychological Medicine, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research, Neuroreport, Brain Research, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, etc.