Over twenty five years ago my family was helping a woman and her children impacted by intimate partner violence. I immediately noticed the effect of witnessing violence on the children. In that moment, I knew I wanted to do something that helped people heal in their process. Since then I have found ways to engage with children and families experiencing a range of challenges. After college, I worked with refugee and immigrant domestic violence and human trafficking victims. While in graduate school I continued to work with individuals affected by community violence, poverty, and adverse childhood experiences. I worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, local community clinics, and within schools. I also have experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, Autism, traumatic brain injury, and high medical needs. I completed my predoctoral internship at Momentous institute in Dallas, TX; and a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital. My professional career includes working at Children’s Hospital Oakland, serving as the DFW Director for the Center for Survivors of Torture, and as a program Manager for a Developmental Disabilities Crisis Team. I enjoy partnering with key people in a individual’s life to find the best ways to help cope with situations. People are resilient and often find creative ways to handle the challenges. As a psychologist, I aim to help you apply your creative and resilient skills to adapt to the difficulties they face.