Sc.B. Brown University, Psychology
M.A. University of Minnesota, Psychology
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Clinical Psychology
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford School of Medicine
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in diagnostic assessments (psychological, neuropsychological, and educational) of children, adolescents, and adults.
I hold a faculty appointment at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
I have over fifteen years of experience evaluating individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, medical centers, VA's, rehabilitation centers, partial hospitalization programs, jails, inpatient units, and research studies. I have been qualified as an expert witness for a number of assessment areas.
Before opening my private practice, I was the co-director of a low-fee assessment clinic and worked at the Children's Health Council where I led multidisciplinary team evaluations of children and adolescents with a number of difficulties (e.g., emotional and behavioral concerns, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, severe and complex psychopathology, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD.)
Most psychologists are trained in either child or adult assessment. Influenced by my work with individuals of all ages, I adopt a lifespan perspective that acknowledges that development does not end in childhood and gives the same level of attention to events in adulthood. In my evaluations, I consider the critical changes that occur during every stage of life and interpret these changes in the context in which they occur.
I am grateful for my experiences working in various settings and in multidisciplinary teams. They have enhanced my ability to "catch" important things that are often missed by providers who have only evaluated individuals who present with a narrow set of concerns or who are not open to viewing information through a different lens (e.g., the role of medical illness, unique life events, rare conditions, etc.)
Additionally, I am always cognizant of how aspects of a client's identities such as gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status intersect with one another to shape life experiences. I am bilingual in Spanish. All are welcomed.