Serving Clients Since 2020
I am a trained clinical psychologist, having received my education at Columbia University. I have been practicing as a psychologist since 2020 and have worked with over 500 clients. My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, couples counseling, marriage and family issues, physical intimacy, gender & sexuality, maternal health, depression, and stress. I have a particular interest in working with victims of abuse.
In my practice, I utilize an eclectic combination of CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic approaches to best suit the needs of my clients. In addition to my clinical work, I have extensive experience as a researcher, having published numerous academic articles in international journals and psychology handbooks.
I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for my clients to address their challenges and work towards their goals. If you are seeking support and guidance on your journey towards mental wellness, I encourage you to reach out and schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that focuses on the relationship between an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is based on the idea that our thoughts influence our emotions and actions, and therefore, by changing our thoughts, we can improve our mental health. CBT techniques can be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
In addition to CBT, I also utilize dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in my practice. DBT is a form of therapy that combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices. It was originally developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder, but has since been found to be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Finally, I also draw upon psychodynamic approaches in my work. These approaches focus on the unconscious processes that drive an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By exploring these unconscious processes, individuals can gain insight into their own motivations and behaviors, and work to make lasting changes in their lives.
I utilize an eclectic approach in my practice, meaning that I draw upon a range of different techniques and theories to best suit the needs of my clients. My goal is to help individuals develop the skills and strategies they need to improve their mental health and well-being.
In addition to my clinical work, I have also conducted research in a number of areas, including digital mental health, artificial intelligence, human factors, altruism, and the therapeutic alliance.
My research on digital mental health has focused on the use of technology in the delivery of mental health care. This includes the development and evaluation of digital interventions, such as smartphone apps, for the treatment of mental health conditions.
My research on human factors has focused on the role of user experience and design in the effectiveness of digital interventions. I have also studied the factors that contribute to altruistic behavior, and the ways in which individuals can be motivated to engage in prosocial activities.
Finally, I have conducted research on the therapeutic alliance, which is the relationship that develops between a therapist and their client. This includes exploring the ways in which the therapeutic alliance can predict treatment outcomes, and the factors that contribute to the formation of a strong alliance.
I have published my research in a number of academic journals and psychology handbooks, and I am always interested in exploring new research questions and areas of study.
Masters in Clinical Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign