About Me

025-Allyn-AS3A8406I earned both my Masters in Counseling and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I have worked in a variety of different clinical settings including inpatient, residential, community mental health, and private practice. I have also worked with a very diverse group of clients with regard to ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and age. Although I now work mainly with adults, I also have extensive experience working in early childhood education.  My special interests include group therapy, identity issues, and working with survivors of trauma.

In addition to my clinical work I have worked as an adjunct professor at both the Chicago School of Professional Psychology-LA Campus and University of the West in Rosemead, CA. Courses I typically teach include Group Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy and Diversity, as well as Professional Development. I am currently a board member of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles and a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

You can read more about my personal approach to therapy in the Why Psychotherapy? section, and in the Services section you can review the specific issues I typically work with clients on during their treatment. If you don’t see the particular issue listed that you are looking for help with, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can determine whether I can help you with what you’re looking for–even if that is to get you connected with another appropriate professional.