What can patients expect from you as a provider? Various life experiences, particularly in mental health — I lived with a grandparent that struggled with Alzheimer in her final years. Some of my friends and family members have battled mental health tribulations. In addition, a variety of work experiences in behavioral health: community, inpatient, outpatient, VA, jail/detention facility, home health, recovery treatment facility, various hospitals/clinics in San Diego County, and psychiatric nursing instructor.
What do you specialize in? Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD.
What makes you different as a provider? I enjoy working with a wide range of patients from diverse backgrounds and who struggle with an equally wide range of mental health concerns. I currently see patients at an inpatient psychiatric hospital as well as an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program as well as my patient panel with achieve medical center. Through all these various avenues, I have the pleasure of working with individuals ages 13 to 100+. I enjoy the challenge of working in these various locations and have extensive experience in helping patients navigate the complex world of mental health treatment and helping them and their families find the right treatment options for them.
How long have you lived in Southern California? Since 1985!
How would you describe your family? We are humorous, playful, quirky and relish quality family time. With a lot of effort, we strive to seek balance in everything we do.
What sort of interests and hobbies do you have? Sports (watching/playing), outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, SUP, traditional camping/roof-top tent), watching movies, music, and quality time with friends and family.
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