Since receiving my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, my clinical work has focused on serving diverse populations across various levels of care. After completing my clinical internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, I served as staff psychologist at the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, a residential treatment center for at-risk youth in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Subsequently, I served as Assistant Professor in Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and staff psychologist at the Columbia University Day Treatment Center. Currently, as Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology, I teach undergraduate students at Soka University, a small liberal arts college in Aliso Viejo, California. I am currently licensed in both New York and California.
My clinical and research interests focus on mindfulness-based practices and ethnic minority issues. I have published several articles and book chapters in these areas, and co-authored the book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children: A Manual for Treating Childhood Anxiety (New Harbinger Publications). Being trained in both Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I integrate these empirically supported practices into my clinical work whenever possible and appropriate.