Clinical Expertise

Overview

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Texas (TX #38037) and co-direct the Anxiety and Stress Clinic at UT-Austin with Jasper Smits. I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and completed postdoctoral fellowships at McLean Hospital’s Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program and UCLA’s Anxiety and Depression Research Center. I have also served as a Clinical Fellow in Psychology in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and was awarded a student scholarship to the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

At this time, I unfortunately do not accept insurance. To understand why, please see this helpful post by Psychology Today.

Supervision Experience

I currently supervise individual therapy cases for advanced graduate student trainees treating individuals with mood and anxiety disorders through the Anxiety and Stress Clinic. I also have experience supervising clinical assessments for a variety of research studies.

Intervention Experience

I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders (e.g., Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder). I use a skills-based approach that draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to target specific clinical targets (e.g., social anxiety, repetitive negative thinking, blunted positive affect) in an iterative process. This approach has been informed particularly by my time at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School and UCLA. I’ve conducted therapy across a range of settings as well, including a community mental health agency, a partial hospital program, and a department of neurology, and worked with a diverse array of presenting complaints (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, Schizophrenia).


Assessment Experience

I have served as a clinical assessment supervisor at McLean Hospital, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin. The two primary instruments I have supervised on across these settings are the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. I also have experience supervising the Structured Diagnostic Interview for the DSM-5 (SCID-5), Young Mania Rating Scale, and for a variety of neuropsychological assessments during my time in UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.

With regards to my own experience with assessment, I have a background in neuropsychological assessment after graduate externships in USC’s Department on Neurology and Rancho Los Amigos, a Geriatric Neurobehavior and Alzheimer’s Center based in Downey, CA.

For further details, you can refer to my CV (link above).