Since 2006 I have been guiding patients to make a difference in their lives. 

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my Mission

I am an integrative psychiatrist, new to Redondo Beach, after returning to Southern California after years in practice on the east coast.

As a holistic physician, I am conscious of the mind, body, spirit connection both within us as individuals as well as the interconnectedness we share with one another.  I believe that in order to live healthy lives, we need to treat all aspects of who we are as human beings, and find balance between science, medicine, psychology, and spirituality.

My practice offers an integrative, holistic approach to care, emphasizing ones spirituality, as part of the whole health of the individual. Using medication management to alleviate symptoms, combined psychotherapy, as well as collaborative care with a myriad of various treatment providers, to achieve treatment goals together with my patients.

I enjoy working with engaged, motivated patients who are ready, with the guidance of a professional, to make a difference in the way they are living their lives.

As a psychiatrist, I am able to offer the treatment options of both medications and just as importantly, psychotherapy, to address underlying psychological factors that change biochemistry in the brain over time.

A primary sub-specialty area of mine is women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry. My residency training was done at Georgetown University Hospital, a premier institution in reproductive psychiatry, including the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and treatment of postpartum depression.  My goal for women is to normalize the biochemical, emotional and psychological experiences of pregnancy.

I found joy in the work I did as a University Psychiatrist at the Student Health Services at George Washington University treating undergraduate, graduate, medical and law students.

Other areas of treatment that interest me include PTSD, Bipolar I disorder, General Mood Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders.


We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
— Joseph Campbell

A word about online reviews:

As a survivor of domestic violence, I have been subjected to abuse through online review sites with disparaging and false comments about my character, integrity and medical practice. These sites are not monitored or reviewed, and removal of these comments is not always possible. Rather than focus on what I cannot control, I am grateful to the many patients over the years who have left reviews of honest appreciation. I have also used this experience to empower and inspire my work with women, as so many of us have, or will, experience domestic abuse in our lifetimes.  I am grateful to my future patients who read with an open mind comments online. 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Georgetown University Hospital; Psychiatry Residency, 2006-2010

  • Wilford Hall Medical Center; Transitional Medicine Internship, 2005-2006

  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, 2001-2005

  • San Diego State University, 1998-2001

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Professional Affiliations-

  • American Medical Association

  • American Psychiatric Association

  • Marce Society

  • Postpartum Support International

  • The American Psychiatry and Neurology

 

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor George Washington University School of Medicine

  • Clinical Assistant Professor Georgetown University School of Medicine