Educational Testing and Psychotherapy
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 577 - 4750

Credentials

Qualifications

  • Conducted over 300 psychoeducational evaluations with adults and adolescents
  • Administered over 500 psychological assessments to adults and children
  • Expertise in evaluating children and adults for attention deficit disorders
  • Supervised psychology interns in the psychodiagnostic assessment of youth with learning, emotional, and developmental challenges
  • Board certified in Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Conducted psychotherapy with over 1,000 adults and youth
  • Licensed in California since 1999
  • LPS certified to perform 5150 evaluations for involuntary hospitalization (2000-2003)
  • Conducted treatment in private practice, inpatient, and day treatment settings forAdults and youth

I received my Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1997. This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association, and is one of the first programs to offer the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. This degree emphasizes clinical experience as opposed to research experience. I was trained in a broad clinical psychology model, with an emphasis on psychological testing, and psychotherapy with adults and youth. The age group I have the most experience with is young to middle age adults, and adolescents. I have worked in private practice, community mental health, psychiatric hospital, and day treatment settings. In recent years I developed a specialty in the diagnosis of learning disorders and ADHD.

When conducting a psychoeducational evaluation I complete a thorough assessment which helps pinpoint the source of learning difficulty, and aids students in qualifying for academic accommodations on high stakes exams such as the SAT, GRE, MCAT, and the Bar. I have completed evaluations for students at Saint Ignaitus College Preparatory, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Urban, USF, SFSU, and UC Hastings. I am also qualified to identify and diagnose emotional and mental health factors which impede academic functioning.

I am credentialed as an expert in the treatment of couples and families in psychotherapy by the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology (ABPP certified). This credential consisted of a thorough and intensive analysis of my clinical work by experts in the field of family and couple psychology. I received this board certification in December 2003.

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