Credentials

 

Licensed in the U.S. to practice independently as a clinical psychologist

State of Maryland, license #05690. License verification

 

PhD in Clinical Psychology 

Boston University

program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)

Master's in Psychology 

Stanford University

Bachelor's in Human Biology, with honors 

Stanford University

 

Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare / Harvard Medical School

Dual-Diagnosis PTSD-Substance Abuse Clinic

APA-accredited clinical psychology internship

Center for Anxiety &

Related Disorders

Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders / Boston University

Adult Treatment Program

Child and Adolescent Treatment Program

Clinical Fellowship

National Center for PTSD / VA Boston Healthcare System

Women's Stress Disorder Treatment Team

Predoctoral Clinician

VA Boston Healthcare System / Harvard Medical School

Behavioral Medicine Clinic

Predoctoral Clinician

Psychological Services Center

Psychological Services Center / Boston University

University Counseling Center

Predoctoral Clinician

PAES Counseling Services / RAMS, Inc.

Non-profit organization, providing culturally-competent mental health services to the San Francisco community

Behavioral Health Counselor (Master's-level Clinician)

  • Advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, trauma-focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an empirically-supported treatment for PTSD

  • Pioneered the development of a novel, scientifically-validated mindfulness and compassion-based therapy

  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Completed state-certified training in California to counsel and advocate for survivors of sexual assault

 

World Health Organization

World Health Organization (WHO)

Geneva, Switzerland

Currently working as a part-time consultant (50%) to conduct research on:

  • Developing and testing cost-effective, scalable psychological interventions that can be used in humanitarian settings to reduce distress and prevent mental disorders (http://re-defineproject.eu)

  • Creating programs to train trainers and lay-helpers to deliver psychological interventions

VA Boston Healthcare System

Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center

Conducted empirical research on:

  • Psychotherapy for trauma-related shame and PTSD

  • Mindfulness and compassion

  • Co-occurring depression and PTSD

  • Risk, resilience, and recovery after sexual assault 

 

Dana Farber Cancer Institute 

  • Randomized controlled trial of preventive intervention for prolonged grief​