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About Me

I am licensed in the State of California as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and as an Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Board Certified.

I am trained to provide psychotherapy and to manage medications for mental health conditions.  My practice is focused on providing support for general mood and anxiety mental health conditions. I have a special interest in helping women and families cope with perinatal mood and anxiety mental health conditions. I have also received specialized training in infant-parent mental health. 

For all clients, my approach emphasizes stress management by featuring psycho-education, and supportive as well as creative modalities. 

 

My Professional Background


I have a broad range of experience in a variety of professional roles as a clinician, educator, and researcher in mental health and academic settings. 

As a registered nurse in the postpartum/couplet care setting and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, I grew to love supporting parents as they coped with major transitions.   As a mental health clinician, I have offered support groups for pregnancy loss and postpartum depression and have received specialized training in reproductive mental health.

My goal is to provide compassionate, trauma-informed, supportive care that embraces and respects diversity.

Educational Background 


MS, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of San Diego: focus of practicum training at an outpatient reproductive psychiatry clinic 


PhD in Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston: focus of research on maternal-infant interaction 


Postgraduate Fellowship in Infant-Parent Mental Health, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston 


MS, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Nurse Therapist Track, University of Arizona


BSN, Boston College

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