~ Welcome ~
Thanks for stopping by to check out my website and for taking a moment to get to know me.
I am a California licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of professional and clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families - many of whom have struggled with common challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, and life transition.
Specialty areas include treatment of complex developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress, and dissociative disorders.
There's much I'd like to share with you about who I am, what I do, and my approach to doing it. You can find more information about me on the Who Am I page.
Getting started in therapy can be a little bit scary. There are quite a few "myth-perceptions" about the whole process. You may have questions like, "Why should I talk to a therapist? I can usually handle things on my own." Or, "If I go to a therapist does it mean I'm crazy?" Questions and concerns are normal. You should feel comfortable with the decision to engage in therapy, and confident in your choice of a therapist. If you want more information about what to expect, and how to proceed, check out the Common Questions page. If you'd like a direct route to getting your questions answered, jot me a brief note and I'll be happy to get back to you.
You can also leave a message on my office phone 805-636-1681. I'll do my best to respond within three to five business days.