- Licensed Clinical Psychologist UT 10158726-2501
I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelors in Counseling Psychology. I went on to receive my Master’s and Doctorate from Antioch University New England in Clinical Psychology. While obtaining my bachelor’s and graduate degrees, I worked as an in-home behavioral therapist for children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Throughout my graduate work, my research primarily focused on multicultural psychology, specifically in the areas of Asian Americans and underserved youth and families.
As a psychologist, I have primarily focused on children, adolescents, and families who are struggling with issues involving emotional dysregulation, whether this involved suicidal ideation, mood disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or the beginnings of personality disorders. I completed my pre-doctoral American Psychological Association internship at Western Youth Services in Santa Ana, CA. This internship focused on inner-city youth who were suicidal, engaged in self-harm or who had recently been released from the hospital. While there, I was trained in the following EBPs: Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the Incredible Years, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). My assessment experience at this site led to my being only one of two interns who were trained in the ADOS-2 at Chapman University.
Following completion of my internship, I continued to pursue my passion of working with youth in crisis by accepting a position with Kaiser Permanente in their American Psychological Association accredited Post-Doctoral Position on the split Child/Family and IOP team in Antioch, California. This position allowed me to continue my work with teens that had recently been hospitalized for suicidal ideation/suicide attempts or who were at risk of being hospitalized, as well as continue working with youth on the Autism Spectrum.
Most recently I worked at New Beginnings, a residential and day treatment program in West Jordan, Utah. I have been honored to continue my work with suicidal teens, many of whom have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
My clinical career has afforded me the opportunity to work on many multidisciplinary teams. I have worked with psychiatrists, neurologists, social workers, teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and physical therapists. Further, I have had the opportunity to develop and run several parent training and parenting groups including those based on The Incredible Years, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and attachment theory, specifically on the work on Dr. Daniel Siegel, MD. My tenure at Kaiser, my internship, my practicum experiences, and my two years as an in-home behavioral therapist for children with Autism have given me extensive knowledge and understanding of working with and within school systems as well as with working with children with special needs.
As a psychologist I would like to act as a guide who helps my clients find the answers to the many questions they may be struggling with. I wholly believe that this process takes time and that psychological testing, consultation, and quality psychotherapy can assist clients and their families on this journey. I currently live in Cottonwood Heights with my husband of 11 years, our two children, and two cats.
- Clinical Psychologist, New Beginnings Treatment Center, West Jordan, UT
- Psychology Post-Doctoral Resident Child/Family IOP Kaiser Permanente, Antioch, CA
- Pre-doctoral Intern Western Youth Services, Santa Ana, CA
- Psychological Testing Practicum Student, Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH
- Clinical Practicum Student Northeast Behavioral Health, Lawrence, MA
- Clinical/Testing Practicum Student Chelmsford Public Schools-McCarthy Middle, School Chelmsford, MA
- ABA Tutor ICCD Partners, Canton, MA
- ABA Intervention Specialist Milestones Inc., Waltham, MA
- PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England
- MA, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England
- BA, Counseling Psychology, Azusa Pacific University