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Sep 2010Present


Palo Alto University

Work experience

Research: Stress Analysis in Work Environment

SF Bay Pediatrics
  • Researched and gathered data from interviews and audits of employees at SF Bay Pediatrics
  • Designed and presented a comprehensive stress management intervention proposal
  • Project performed in conjunction with the practicum Psychology 465: Psychology of Work, Life, and Stress

Research: Alcohol Consumption and Academic Achievement

San Francisco State University
  • Designed and implemented questionnaire to gather data for research study
  • Ran statistical analysis of data to find significance of research
  • Compared similar empirical research studies to prove importance of research
Mar 2007Present

Residential Counselor

Edgewood Center for Children and Families
  • Implement behavior treatment plans for children by using goal achievement charts
  • Assist children with individualized special education learning plans
  • Aid students in improving social and emotional skills
  • Interacted with multicultural clients and co-workers
Aug 2008Present


Exceptional Needs Network
  • Solely responsible for the supervision and care of two autistic children 24 hours a day
  • Encouraged social interaction by exposing children to a variety of daily activities
  • Responsible for tending to children’s physical and emotional needs at all times
Sep 2012Present

Ph.D. Trainee

SF Department of Public Health

Provide comprehensive individual and family therapy services in diverse clinical setting focusing on the treatment of trauma.Co-lead a fifth grade girls group focusing anger management and self-esteem.Collaborate with staff psychiatrist on medication evaluations.

Aug 2011Aug 2012

Ph.D. Trainee

Portia Bell Hume Center

Provided intensive outpatient partial hospitalization services for adults with severe mental illness; conducted individual and group therapy including dual diagnosis groups for individuals with co-occurring psychiatric symptoms and substance abuse; jointly created an expressive art therapy group incorporating different mental health issues using a variety of delivery methods; responsible for assisting patients in immediate crisis via crisis phone by providing containment and support by assessing the situation for danger to harm to self or others and creating safety plan by utilizing coping skills and contracting for safety or admittance to the hospital; complete psychotherapy notes in accordance to MediCal and Medicare standards.

Sep 2008Jun 2009

MFT Trainee

Youth Service Bureau
  • Provided weekly individual school based counseling and case management services
  • Organized and facilitated adolescent anger management groups teaching conflict resolution skills
  • Conceptualized and develop individualized diagnoses and treatment plans
  • Managde up to 15 client files on a weekly basis                         
  • Performed crisis intervention
  • Kept up-to-date progress notes on all clients
  • Collaborated with clinic and school teams
  • Helped clients and families develop and use skills to improve daily living
Aug 2006Dec 2006

Teaching Assistant

Child Study Center
  • Planned and executed curriculum projects for the kindergarten class
  • Performed observations and interpretations of children’s behavior
  • Responsible for the physical safety and well-being of the children


Written Expression/Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing and the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Active Learning
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.



Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology, San Francisco State University Chapter, 2006

CAMFT: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists,San Francisco chapter, member since 2008



Diligent and motivated Ph.D. student with a broad range of experience working with children and their families in clinical and school settings with an emphasis in trauma.Fieldwork includes individual and group therapy, diagnosis and individualized treatment planning, case management, and client advocacy.Works well individually or with teams and consults regularly with supervisor to coordinate appropriate services for each client.


Mar 2007Nov 2011

CPR Certified- Infant, Child, Adult

Red Cross
Mar 2007Aug 2011

First Aid Certified

Red Cross


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