I'm a passionate and wholehearted psychologist who has been working in the field since 2000. My nearly decade long career in the VA and UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has helped me fine tune my practice, my professional identity, and makes me an ideal therapist to help you with a wide range of life transitions, crises, emotional difficulties and functioning problems. I've worked closely with Jeri Muse, PhD and the San Diego VA LGBT workgroup to create a culture of excellence and clinical competency for LGBT veterans. I additionally served as the track director for the LGBT Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, have conducted research in the areas of gender and sexual identity, and serve as reviewer for various LGBT peer-reviewed mental health journals. I'm a nationally recognized subject matter expert in sexuality, couples, trauma/PTSD and the military.