Training and Experience
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFT# 90931). I graduated from Argosy University with an M.A. in Sports and Performance Psychology, and a second M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, I completed an M.Phil. from University of Cambridge in Social and Developmental Psychology with a focus on hormones and behavior. As an intern, I worked in private practice and at the Eating Disorder Center of California, where I gained extensive training in the treatment of eating disorders.
My first experience with Biofeedback occurred when I was studying Sport Psychology and Peak Performance Applications. I became instantly curious about this field as it seemed to demonstrate great effectiveness, but is not a method of treatment that one usually hears of. I applied for a research assistant position in order to gain experience and training, and was hired by Attention Learning Center, where I became a Primary Neurofeedback Therapist. My experience at ALC provided me with the confidence that NFB can be an effective treatment for Attention Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I received further education under the guidelines of Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, which is the governing board for international certification for practitioners.
As a former professional ballerina, I felt that there was a deficit in the amount of professional mental health workers who have knowledge of the culture surrounding the performing arts. In recent years, Sport Psychology has been an emerging field and I felt that there was a huge opportunity to apply these techniques to an under-served and often misunderstood population. My areas of experience include but are not limited to Peak Performance, Mental Skills Training, Performance Anxiety, Coping Skills, Career Transitions, as well as issues related to athletic injuries. I also work with other individuals such as gifted children, and those in high pressure careers.