I conduct psychological evaluations for adults, youth, and families. If your situation calls for an evaluation or assessment, you may be understandably concerned about what is involved and whom to trust. Whether you are trying to better understand yourself, are looking for diagnostic clarity, or you have been advised or required to seek an evaluation, you want assurance that you will be heard and treated with compassion and respect. Or, if you have concerns about your child, adolescent, or teenager, you may be looking for a sensitive psychological evaluation to assess academic or emotional needs. Our team can help.
Psychological evaluations can help with many kinds of personal, legal, or emotional issues. Evaluations require careful assessment, respectful investigation, and a clear report for decision-making. I also believe evaluations should appreciate individual differences as well as sources of oppression and trauma; my assessments are all trauma-informed.
I believe quality assessments can be both informative and therapeutic. Our clinical team includes experts highly skilled in all types of evaluations, and our specialty is ensuring your evaluation is completed with competency and compassion. If you have questions about our approach to psychological evaluations, please contact us. I am glad to help you. Read here for more information about our process for psychological evaluations.
I have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Risk and Prevention from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Alliant International University in Clinical Psychology. My research and clinical interests have centered around the topic of trauma and trauma-related disorders.
Prior to teaching in the undergraduate psychology program at the University of Missouri, I trained at the California Pacific Medical Center’s outpatient mental health clinic, the San Francisco County Jail’s psychiatric services unit, and a community mental health center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.
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“In psychotherapy, evaluations, and even life in general, patterns are important. As a clinician, I believe clients benefit by looking for patterns that recur in their lives; an awareness of repeated behaviors or thoughts can lead to needed changes. In research and evaluations, patterns provide evidence and allow us to draw firmer conclusions. In life, I believe our patterns have much to offer us – they can show us the roads we have already taken, and they may illuminate paths we hope to travel."