Evidenced-Based, Culturally Competent PsychoTherapy
I am a clinical psychologist who is a therapist in private practice and a professor in several graduate psychology programs. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, which differs from other traditional psychotherapies in that it is more structured, goal-directed, and skills based. CBT has been shown consistently in research to be highly effective in helping individuals manage stress, improve mood, and achieve greater personal success. I also have training in integrating meditation and mindfulness into therapy, as more and more studies are being published to confirm the benefits of these types of practices. This is especially true in a city as busy and stimulating as New York. On a larger scale, I am passionate about destigmatizing mental health difficulties and demystifying the process of accessing and receiving mental health treatment.
I am currently a part-time faculty member at the New School for Social Research, an adjunct associate professor and CBT supervisor at the Pace University Doctoral Program, and an adjunct instructor at the New York University M.A. in Mental Health and Wellness program. I have previously taught at Columbia University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Wright Institute.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 1-year-old daughter, weightlifting, complaining about UCLA sports, listening to hip hop, and reminiscing about California beaches and tacos.
University of California, San Francisco Postdoctoral Training
George Washington University Doctorate in Psychology
New York University/Bellevue Hospital Pre-doctoral Internship
University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science Minor in Applied Developmental Psychology