I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor and my M.S.W. in Interpersonal Practice/Mental Health from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
Following this, I completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System's Department of Psychiatry, where I primarily treated clients experiencing anxiety disorders and perinatal/postpartum-related distress. During this fellowship, I received specialized training in several evidence-based modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety disorders, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, CBT for depressive disorders, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Upon completion of my fellowship, I transitioned into a staff therapist position for the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Clinic at the University of Michigan Health System's Department of Psychiatry. My clinical work focused on providing individual and group therapy for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. As part of this this position, I also provided manualized CBT interventions in a NIH-funded clinical research study examining neurocircuit mechanisms of OCD.
After moving to California, I worked in a large health system and a tech corporate wellness center before transitioning into my private practice.
I am a certified graduate of the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s Professional Training Institute on Trichotillomania and Related Behaviors, as well as the International OCD Foundation's Behavior Therapy Training Institute for OCD.