I started working with Clinicas del Camino Real in 2003 and enjoy working in Family Practice, not only because I see patients of all ages, but also because I often get to work with the whole family. I enjoy helping children and adults alike and I understand their health and medical issues. I hope to encourage patients to live healthy lives.
As a bilingual Psychologist, I have experience working with diverse populations and a passion for working in community mental health. I have been licensed as a clinical Psychologist in California since 1999 and have been with Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. since 2010. I feel fortunate to be part of a dedicated team committed to improving the lives and health of local families and enjoy working with both children and adults. My prior work experience includes counseling university students at Western Illinois University, working for the Access Team with Santa Cruz County Mental Health, and as an outpatient therapist at San Ysidro Mental Health Center. I am skilled in working with a range of mental health problems including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and adjustment reactions, ADHD and behavior problems.
I grew up in the Midwest and completed dental school as well as a General Practice Residency there, which really helped to shape my perspectives on providing health care. A big concern for me is ethics and I am dedicated to respecting the trust that my patients place in me. It is also important to me to provide high quality dental care that can help to restore a patient’s health for long-term results in a manner that is as comfortable for my patients as possible. Outside if dentistry, my personal hobbies include aerial hammock, motorcycling, as well as traveling.
I have been living and practicing in the Santa Clara Valley for 20 years. I am happy to have joined Clinicas’ team to continue caring for patients in the Ventura County area. I enjoy taking care of women for their prenatal care, deliveries and seeing their children as they grow. I try to work with diet and exercise as well as medication to improve chronic medical problems like diabetes, hypertension and bone and joint problems.