I obtained my BA and MA degrees in Psychology from Pepperdine University, CA. I then completed my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with the specialty in Multicultural and Community Mental Health from the CA School of Professional Psychology. The focus of my doctorate project was on the acculturation process and its impact on the mental health of international students. I was a first generation college student in my family and an international student throughout my academic life.
I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 19 years. Currently, I am dually-licensed as a psychologist in both California and Colorado. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including college counseling centers, community mental health clinics, private practice, as well as psychiatric hospitals (adults and children units). I have been in administrative and management positions in mental health clinics and university counseling centers since 2000.
In terms of personal interests, I enjoy reading, music, being outdoors in nature, traveling and experiencing different cultures and food.
The place I'd most like to see
The pyramids in Egypt.
Areas of interest
Identity development for young adults, acculturation and ethnic identity development for international students and immigrants and supporting the needs of the LGBTQ population.