I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, before coming to the United States to play collegiate basketball in Denver. After completing my undergraduate studies in Clinical Psychology with a minor in holistic health and wellness, I returned home to Australia to continue my basketball career before moving to the States permanently.
I lived in Los Angeles for 6 years, where I completed my graduate training and studies before settling back down in beautiful Denver with my family. I am a proud mother and bonus mama and love spending time with my friends, teammates, being active, and traveling whenever possible.
Being a former international student-athlete of South Asian descent has greatly shaped my life, experiences, and approach to clinical work. I deeply value connection, empathy, and a sense of humor; and practice this in all relationships in my life, including with my clients.
Education & Training
I completed my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited program), Los Angeles, with an emphasis in Family and Couples. Following this, I completed my doctoral internship at the Wright Institute Los Angeles, where I studied psychoanalytic therapy and provided long-term psychotherapy to individuals with a wide range of mental health issues.
In 2017, I completed my post-doctoral hours at Eating Recovery Center, Denver, where I provided treatment to individuals with eating disorders at the inpatient/residential levels of care. During this time, I completed specialized training and supervised hours to meet requirements to become a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and in 2021, became credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisor.
Other training experiences include:
San Fernando Mental Health Center, Child & Family Program, CA - Individual, Family & Couples therapy
Los Angeles LGBT Center, Hollywood CA Individual & Couples therapy
Pacific Family & Child Associate, CA - Behavior Therapist
Alhambra Unified School District - Social Skills Training for elementary students.
I work primarily from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective. I also integrate other therapeutic approaches into my work, including ACT, DBT, and systemic interventions.
I am a multicultural therapist who enjoys working with diverse populations and encourage clients to share how all aspects of their identity impact their lives. Trust in the therapeutic relationship is the most critical factor to success in treatment. I strive to provide a safe, inclusive, and collaborative space where clients feel heard and understood.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate." - C G Jung.