Training & Work
Over the years, I have acquired work experience and clinical training at a variety of settings with diverse client populations. These sites include:
- University of California, Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services
- University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Counseling and Psychological Services
- University of California, Irvine (UCI) Counseling Center
- UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP)
- Ohlhoff Recovery Programs - Intensive Outpatient Program
- University of San Francisco Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Prior to graduate school, I worked as a family support counselor for Seneca Center, providing community-based treatment/Wraparound services. Additionally, I have several years of experience working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities both in the classroom setting and providing at-home respite services.
Working at these various sites, I had the opportunity to work with clients ranging in age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious identity, geographic/regional background, ability, and body size.
I received both a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a Gender Emphasis, and a Master's of Arts, from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University - San Francisco. My dissertation examined the risk factors and protective factors impacting the use and/or abuse of alcohol among sexual minority college women. As an undergraduate, I majored in both Psychology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. My senior thesis explored the experiences of queer college women and self-presentation.
I am an active member in the following professional organizations: