Working part-time at the center, I serve as an Associate Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research and a Co-Investigator at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in medical anthropology at the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
I specialize in the delivery of culturally-grounded, empirically-supported mental health care. I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents dealing with a range of mental health concerns and life stressors including:
- mood disorders
- anxiety disorders
- racial and ethnic minority concerns
- job/academic stress and career transitions
- dating and relationship difficulties
- family relationships
- cultural adjustment and identity development issues
My treatment philosophy emphasizes those treatments that have shown to be effective in randomized clinical trials, specifically cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based behavioral therapies. I work closely with psychiatrists, other providers, partners, and family members as needed to coordinate treatment efforts. Recognizing that sociocultural factors and life history shapes individuals’ experiences and personal goals, my approach is flexible, culturally-sensitive, and aimed at facilitating your ability to live a life that is consistent with your values, needs and priorities.