Welcome to my website where I hope that you will be able to gain a sense of the services that I provide and my approach to working with clients. This site remains under construction and I appreciate your patience as I work towards adding information that can be useful to you.
I am a clinical psychologist and work with children, adolescents, and adults. My practice is in downtown Pleasanton in the East Bay area of Northern California. I provide psychotherapy, psychological testing, and consultation services. Although I work with people with a wide array of life difficulties, I specialize in the treatment and assessment of children with special needs. This includes pediatric medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, chronic pain, cancer), severe mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder), and neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and ADHD.
If you are interested in therapy, you should know that I am committed to treatment that works and stay up to date on research about effective treatment. There are many different treatments out there. My approach integrates cognitive behavioral, insight-oriented, and dialectical behavioral techniques depending on the concerns and goals you have. If you decide that therapy with me is the right fit, together we will also decide how treatment would proceed. My primary mode of working with people is within a one-one therapeutic relationship, however I also require involvement of parents when treating of minors. This may be in the form of parent consultation, collaborative treatment planning, and occasional family sessions.
If you are interested in psychological testing, I provide thorough assessments for learning disabilities, giftedness, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD. This includes establishing documentation needed to obtain accommodations for standardized tests, such as the SATs, GREs, LSAT, etc.. I also provide diagnostic evaluations for mental health problems, such as for purposes of clarifying differential diagnosis to inform treatment directions.