University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Sciences

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Management

B.S. in Business Administration & Psychology

Selected Professional Experience

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

January 2017 - Current

Private Practice | Pacific DBT


  • Providing comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy services and DBT informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for couples, individuals and families

  • Specializing in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, trauma and the treatment of shame

  • Conduct weekly DBT Skills Groups teaching Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Family Connections Leader for NEABPD, providing 12-session courses that provides education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with a person with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or BPD traits

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

December 2016 - October 2018

  • Provide HIPPA compliant, web-based, cognitive behavioral therapy for clients using the app for mental health services

  • Collaborate with providers through the app and utilize software data to inform treatment

  • Member of hiring and on-boarding team: Responsible for conducting interviews for potential new hires

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #77585

November 2013 - December 2016

Dialectical Behavior Center of San Diego, Scripps Ranch, CA

  • Completed 3000+ supervised, clinical hours working with individuals, couples and families

  • Provided comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for those struggling with challenging emotional and behavioral issues, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder, chronic depression, self-injurious behaviors, suicidality, anxiety disorders, PTSD and shame 

  • Facilitated Adult and Multi-Family DBT skills training groups involving: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Walking the Middle Path

  • Actively participated in weekly multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings aimed at providing support for therapists to ensure adherence to the DBT model and other evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure

  • Utilized bio-feedback to inform treatment and promote new skills for regulating emotion using heart rate variability training

  • Co-lead psychoeducational and skills based workshops for spouses and family members of people with emotion regulation disorders

Per Diem Therapist, MFTI #77585

January 2015 - November 2016

Sharp Mesa Vista, Outpatient Programs, San Diego, CA

  • Therapist for a variety of outpatient programs including: Chronic Pain, Dual Diagnoses, Eating Disorders and Seniors

  • Facilitated CBT, DBT, and ACT skills based groups to patients in a variety of settings

  • Participated in multi-disciplinary treatment teams at San Diego County's largest, privately owned psychiatric hospital

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

August 2012 - August 2014

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Senior Intensive Outpatient Program, San Diego, CA

Dialectical Behavior Center of San Diego, Scripps Ranch, CA

  • Completed 750 clinical hours working with older adults in the context of skills groups, individual sessions, family sessions and couples therapy

  • Received supervision on clinical hours completed working with older adults with a variety of presenting problems including: anxiety disorders, major depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, self injurious behavior, family life cycle transitions, pseudo-dementia and grief and loss

  • Trained on providing thorough assessment and evaluations, including the use of MoCA and MMSE, client based advocacy and coordinating care with physicians and other treatment providers

  • Lead psycho-educational lectures to older adults on issues related to mental health ​and wellness


  • Received supervision focused on completing thorough assessments using the SCID and providing evidenced based practices for treating shame, trauma, depression, anxiety and self-injurious behaviors

  • Active member of adherent, multidisciplinary, DBT treatment team

  • Developed and implemented skills based curriculum for a 24 week, parent training program

  • Co-facilitated DBT skills training groups for Adults and Adolescents


Child Life Service Volunteer

November 2009 - February 2011

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital; San Francsico, California

  • Worked with children in both pre and post operative conditions providing therapeutic support through the use of music, art and service animals

  • Helped children develop strategies such as imagery, distraction and relaxation to reduce anxiety

  • Provide support to families during medical procedures

Research Assistantship

January 2008 - December 2009

University of San Francisco; San Francsico, California


  • Data collector and co-author on poster submission, focused on emotional stroop tasks and delay of gratification correlation for 2009 APA child psychology conference

Professional Activities

  • Family Connections Leader teaching 12 week online class for UK & EU family members through NEA BPD | 2018 - 2019

  • Led training for psychology and post-doc students at Cal State University San Marcus | DBT foundations and clinical applications | 2 Day Training | 2016

  • Co-Led training at Balboa Naval Hospital for staff and faculty | DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder| 2015 

  • Co-Presenter at Aurora Behavioral Health's Lecture Series | DBT Strategies and Implementation | 2015 

  • Lead workshop for BPD Global | DBT skills for families | 2014


Continued Education

  • Cultivating Your Expert Mind: Discussions with DBT Experts | Practice Ground Series 2019

  • The Neurodharma of Love: Rick Hanson | Woodacre 2019

  • The Essence of Buddhist Psychology: Jack Kornfield | Spirit Rock 2018

  • The Art of Surrender: Christiane Wolf | Woodacre 2018

  • ISITDBT & ABCT Conference | San Diego 2017

  • NEABPD: Family Connections Training | Walnut Creek 2017

  • Foundations of Exposure Therapies | Behavioral Tech 2016

  • "The Gottman Summit" Emotion, Trauma and DBT | Integrating Research and Interventions | Seattle 2015

  • DBT Intensive Foundational 5 Day Training | Behavioral Tech | New York 2014

  • Working with Couples, Parents and Families in Distress: Alan Fruzzetti | Behavioral Tech | Seattle 2014

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action: Sue Johnson | San Diego 2014 

  • Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Forum | Lisbon 2013

  • West Coast Geriatric Psychiatry Conference | San Diego 2013

  • Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman's Level One Training | San Diego 2012

Professional Associations 




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