415.731.3264 office
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870 Market Street, Suite 753
San Francisco, California 94102

Education & Experience


I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California, [psy-18043]. My doctorate was earned at the UCLA Department of Psychology, which is an American Psychological Association [APA] approved clinical psychology program. I also completed a number of internships in Los Angeles, including the APA approved Neuropsychiatric Institute internship at UCLA. The doctoral program in clinical psychology at UCLA and the NPI internship have been consistently ranked among the top three such programs in the country. I was blessed with great professors, and feel fortunate to have received an excellent education and clinical training.

Following graduate work at UCLA, I served on the faculty of several universities, including the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia; the University of San Francisco; and finally the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF I am currently an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry.


Formal education

UCLA | Ph.D.
Major: Clinical Psychology
Minor: Behavioral Medicine, Measurement & Psychometrics

UCLA | C. Phil.


Psychology; Highest Honors
Magna Cum Laude


2008 – Present
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
University of California, San Francisco

Clinical faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. Teach residents, interns, fellows, at the institute regarding bipolar spectrum disorder treatment and research. Co-facilitate the Bipolar Cognitive-Behavioral Psychoeducation group for patients of the institute. Topics include mood charting, chemical dependency, bipolar identity, stigma, management of chronic illness, medication adherence, familial consequences to individual illness, phototherapy, psychological and behavioral treatments for bipolar spectrum disorder.

Private Practice in Clinical Psychology
The Flood Building, Suite 753
870 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94102

Private practice in clinical psychology. Providing diagnostic evaluations and evidence-based treatment to a diverse adult/late adolescent population. Interventions include insight-oriented psychotherapy from a Control-Mastery perspective, CBT, DBT, social rhythm therapy, and harm reduction, among other evidence-based approaches. Areas of specialization include psychological assessment of problems with attention, learning, and impulsivity; assessment and treatment of mood disorders, (especially bipolar spectrum disorder), substance abuse/dependence, chronic medical illness, parent consultation with a special emphasis on issues of fatherhood, and research consultation to doctoral students in psychology.



Faculty member, Universidad de los Andes; University of San Francisco; Program Manager, Partial Hospitalization Program, UCSF; Clinical Supervisor, The Stonewall Project; Program Manager, the LIFE Program, Shanti; Coordinator, Substance Abuse Counseling, the AIDS Health Project; inter alia.