Following the completion of my fellowship, I worked for five years at the Kaiser-Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Hollywood. There, I worked in the outpatient psychiatry department as a staff psychologist, as well as a primary supervisor for the psychology internship program and as a consultant psychologist for the Metabolic Diseases service and the KID team for children on the autistic spectrum.
In 2008, I transitioned to a full-time position at Curtis School, a private elementary school for grades DK-6th in West LA, as their School Psychologist and Director of Student Support Services. There, I created academic and behavioral support plans for students and oversaw a team of educational therapists who delivered support services for student with a myriad of learning needs. During my time at Curtis, I honed my skills in the areas of diversity / inclusivity / cultural responsiveness as well as mindfulness.
While at Curtis School, I offered mindfulness programing at many grade levels using the Mindful Schools curriculum, a well-regarded and established program for mindfulness in schools. I presented to parent groups about a range of topics such as coping and resiliency, child development, parenting and mindfulness. I also coordinated a range of parent education activities in topics including executive skills (with Dr. Peg Dawson), positive psychology (with Dr. Christine Carter), the interface of education and neuro-development (with Dr. Joann Deak) mindfulness in kids (with Susan Kaiser-Greenland) and attachment in teaching and learning (with Dr. Lou Cozolino).
I’ve maintained a private practice in Silver Lake since 2004 seeing a range of adult clients, kids, teens, families and couples. Since June 2017, I've transitioned to full time private practice where I feel privileged to offer services and resources to help people thrive, grow and prosper.