It is my passion to help people find vitality and make peace with both body and mind. As a clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology, I offer you over 20 years of experience and many tools for creating the life you want to live. I often work with clients who have a chronic illness, pain, sleep difficulty, or too much stress due to a major life change or transition. Many of my clients struggle with their body in some way and would like to feel better. Sometimes this is due to weight concerns or eating issues, poor body image, illness/pain, or physical limitations. Together, we identify ways to modify what can be changed and to cope more effectively with what can’t be changed.
I also love to work with healthcare providers. I understand the challenges and joys that healers face while caring for patients. Resilience and burnout are two sides of the same coin, and creating balance in life while helping others on the job takes trial and error. I am a vetted provider of Resiliency Consultations for physicians, fellows, and residents in the greater Sacramento area through the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. Both personal and professional experiences have given me a vantage point from which to comprehend the role of physicians and nurses in today’s healthcare setting. I also provide therapy and consultation with mental health and allied healthcare providers who have similar but distinct challenges and joys.
As part of my commitment to working with you as an individual with unique needs and goals, I offer a variety of therapeutic options. One of my favorite options is Walk and Talk therapy which allows for a novel experience to explore your goals in the beautiful setting of the American River Trail. Of course, I also offer in-office psychotherapy sessions in my comfortable and accessible office near Sac State. Other options that help bridge the mind-body connection are clinical hypnosis, guided visualizations, and mindfulness practices, all of which I offer as part of your comprehensive treatment.
I welcome the opportunity to speak with you and hope you will take a look at my website for much more detailed information about my practice and how I work. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me today!