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Education and Clinical Experience


I received my master's degree from San Francisco State University, where I was trained in psychodynamic approaches to therapy. Over the course of my graduate training, I completed clinical internships at San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, the SF State Psychology Clinic, and College Track of San Francisco. Most recently, I completed a postgraduate fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Access Institute, with an emphasis in elder services. While working in the outpatient clinic at Access, I conducted individual and group therapy with LGBTQIA+ older adults through the organization's community partnership with Openhouse.

I have experience facilitating individual and group psychotherapy in inpatient, residential, school-based, community mental health, and clinic settings. While working at a residential treatment center for adolescents and an inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults, I gained additional experience providing crisis intervention services. By working in a variety of contexts, I’ve developed a comfort level and aptitude for working effectively with persons facing a broad spectrum of emotional and psychological difficulties. Many of these individuals have been affected by complex psychological trauma at an individual, societal, and intergenerational level.

Throughout my clinical experience, I have enjoyed engaging with persons who identify in culturally diverse ways and locate themselves across the lifespan – from early adolescence and emerging adulthood through adulthood and later life. All are welcome in my practice.


  • Postgraduate Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Elder Services Emphasis, Access Institute

    • Therapist, Access Institute for Psychological Services

    • Clinician, Openhouse, Bob Ross LGBTQIA+ Senior Center

  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University

  • Clinical Internships:

    • San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services 

    • SF State Psychology Clinic

    • College Track of San Francisco

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Santa Clara University


Clinical Experience:

  • Therapist, Access Institute for Psychological Services​

  • Clinician, Openhouse LGBTQIA+ Senior Center​

  • Therapist, Paradigm San Francisco's Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents

  • Clinician, Transition Age Youth Program, Edgewood Center for Children & Families​

  • Mental Health Intern, San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services​

  • Mental Health Technician, Fremont Hospital​

  • Residential House Manager, Tracey's Place of Hope Group Home for Adolescent Girls, Women's Recovery Association

  • Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, YWCA of Silicon Valley

  • Employment Counselor, Focus for Work, Catholic Charities

Clinical Research & Psychological Assessment Experience:

  • Staff Research Associate II, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF​

  • Staff Research Associate, Northern California Institute for Research & Education, San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center​

  • Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Santa Clara University​


  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Santa Clara Valley & San Francisco Chapters

  • American Psychological Association, Division 39

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)​

  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

  • Gaylesta, the Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity​

  • Gender Identity Awareness Network (GIAN), a monthly consultation group facilitated by Maureen Johnston, LMFT, for mental health professionals who specialize in working with trans, non-binary, & gender-expansive persons

  • Mind the Gap, the mental health consortium at UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC) Clinic​

  • Gender Spectrum Annual Professionals' Symposium Attendee

  • The Internal Family Systems (IFS) Institute Center for Self Leadership's Online Circle Professional Membership & Training Program

  • Santa Clara County Psychological Association (SCCPA)

  • Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)

  • Psychology Today

  • San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SF-CP)

  • Biweekly consultation group with other licensed psychotherapists

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