I was born in Utah to a German immigrant family. At the University of Utah, I took on a role as a psychology research assistant, and it was in this role that I first developed an interest in how trauma and our relationships affect the body.
I later moved to New York for graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University. I continued as a research assistant, where I learned how loss also affects the nervous system. After graduating with my MA in Psychology, I relocated to Hong Kong.
I lived in Hong Kong for ten years, and during this time earned my PhD at the University of Hong Kong, where my research focused on how our relationships play a role in how we grieve and cope with trauma. I was able to incorporate this research into my role as a Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong.
After 10 years in Hong Kong, in 2020 I relocated back to California.
I am passionate about helping people find the healing within themselves through combining their internal resources with external resources, and to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to enable clients to freely express their emotions, desires and stresses.
- B.S. Psychology, from The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA
- M.A. Psychology in Education, Counselling and Clinical Psychology, from Columbia University in New York City, USA
- PhD Social Work and Social Administration, from the University of Hong Kong
- Certified EMDR therapist, from EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), USA
- Child Consultant for Child Inclusive Mediation
- Bricklin Custody Evaluator
Membership and Registration
- Registered Clinical Psychologist with The Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology.
- Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
- Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
- Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Chartered Psychologist in the UK through the BPS
- Member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA)
*Not a licensed therapist in the USA