I am a clinical psychology Ph.D. student at the APA-accredited California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in Los Angeles, as well as a speaker, writer, and educator. I hold masters degrees in psychology and clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and CSPP, respectively, and am training to become a clinical psychologist. My long-term goals include opening a private practice, teaching, writing books, speaking, and conducting research.
My current research focuses on the intersections of consensual non-monogamy (e.g., polyamory, swinging, open relationships) with stigma and minority stress, as well as strength and resilience factors within that population. Other research interests include sex-positivity, mindfulness-based practices, alternative sexualities, microaggressions, and school bullying. I regularly publish and present nationwide on these and other topics.
Clinically, I am primarily interested in relational psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, family systems, and mindfulness-based modalities. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, and couples/relationships, with an emphasis on relationship and communication issues, mood disorders, personality and characterological concerns, as well as sexual, gender, and relationship diversity issues.
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