CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Psychotherapist in Private Practice, Pleasanton, California (Jan 2015 to Present): Providing individual psychotherapy and counseling for adults. Areas of specialization include domestic violence, developmental trauma (including childhood abuse and childhood emotional neglect), PTSD, anxiety, depression, family-of-origin and relationship issues.  
  • Behavioral Health Services, Older Adult Transition Services (OATS), El Camino Hospital, Los Gatos, California (2013): Facilitated process groups, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy groups for older adults with severe depression and anxiety. Performed case management and individual psychotherapy in collaboration with inter-disciplinary staff.
  • Bereavement Counselor, Pathways Hospice, Sunnyvale, California (2011 - 2012): Provided psychotherapy and counseling for adults and children for grief and loss.
  • Center for Healthy Development, Santa Clara, California (2009 - 2011): Trained in contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytical practice. Provided psychotherapy and counseling for individuals (adults and children), couples and families with a wide variety of issues, including childhood trauma, personality disorders and mood disorders. Performed intake interviews, co-parenting and parallel parenting counseling, and facilitated psycho-educational groups (including conflict resolution, stress management, and anger management) for parents with high conflict divorces and involved in the family court regarding custody issues.
  • Domestic Violence Counselor, Support Network, Sunnyvale, California (2009 - 2010):  Provided counseling for survivors of domestic violence (adults and children), with an emphasis on crisis management, safety planning and empowerment. Volunteered as Domestic Violence Crisis Line Counselor.

 

LICENSES

  • Marriage and Family Therapist License (#81248) by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (2014).

 

RELEVANT TRAININGS COMPLETED

  • Completed workshop "Inside the Manipulator's Mind - The insider's guide to ending emotional exploitation." (2017).
  • Completed Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Immersion Course (2017).
  • Completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Training I & II (2015).
  • Completed Fellowship Year I at Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (2015).
  • Completed 40-hr Domestic Violence Counselor Training (1999, 2009).

 

GUEST SPEAKER

 

EDUCATION

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, CA (2010).
  • M.S. in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1997).

 

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

  • Senior Software Engineer, Google Inc., (2007 - 2009).
  • Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Company (1997 - 2007).

 

AWARDS

  • Awarded 14 patents in the area of computer code optimization.
  • Website awarded "Top 100 Psychotherapy Blog" - Check out the blogs here.