Clinical Training Experience

  • I completed my postdoctoral training at Marin Vista Health & Wellness Center in Corte Madera, CA. This intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment program taught me about the challenges faced by people who struggle with food and body image and effective ways that I can help. This and other training experiences have prepared me to work with people who feel trapped in destructive patterns of negative self-talk related to the way they look, restricting food intake, binging, purging, or excessive exercise and are ready to make a change.

  • While I was a postdoctoral fellow, I also completed a two-year psychological assistantship working with adults primarily working in Tech and dealing with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and trauma in a private practice setting under the supervision of Dr. Tom Cicciarelli, Psy.D.

  • I completed my predoctoral training at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA, where I learned about the unique challenges faced by young adults and mastered brief treatment modalities to help clients see results in as few as  8-12 sessions. I also co-facilitated a year-long group for survivors of sexual trauma and taught workshops on topics such as sexual assault awareness. 

  • I worked with individuals 65 and older at The Institute on Aging in San Francisco, CA. At IOA, I refined my Russian-language therapy skills and supported the wellbeing of older adults of diverse backgrounds through evidence-based approaches.

  • At the Berkeley CBT Clinic in Berkeley, CA I served adults in the community and underwent extensive training and supervision in evidence-based approaches such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. These approaches offer many helpful skills and resources that I teach and practice with clients in session. I also encourage clients to integrate these skills and resources into their personal “toolkit” for managing stress and anxiety, difficult emotions, and unhelpful thinking patterns whenever they come up.

  • At the Wright Recovery Clinic I trained in innovative techniques for helping adults overcome substance abuse issues as well as gaining an understanding of the trauma histories that often underlie addiction. Although I do not currently work with clients who are new to recovery, I often support clients who have been committed to their recovery for an extended period of time and are stable and ready to work on the underlying traumas and early-life experiences that have led to the development of substance abuse issues in the first place.

  • Prior to the start of my doctoral training, I sought out a wide range of professional psychological experience to better prepare me for the career path that I have chosen.