Welcome to my website.

I am originally from the Midwest. I attended South Dakota State University, where I completed a double major in psychology and biology. I value my upbringing and the beauty of the Midwest, but I have come to call San Francisco my home.  I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, swimming, concerts, and the endless opportunities of the city.

I earned my Ph.D. from Palo Alto University (PAU).  My academic training included emphasis areas in neuropsychology, LGBTQ psychology, and health psychology.  My clinical trainings were vast and rewarding.  I completed graduate school training programs through the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University Medical School affiliate.  I completed my APA accredited internship with the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium.  My APA accredited postdoctoral fellowship was at the San Francisco VA Hospital, which was affiliated with the University of California San Francisco.  These experiences prepared me to work with a variety of populations and to have specialty training in a wide variety of areas.

I was thankful to have had a private practice in Hayes Valley for over 2.5 years.  I ended my private practice in June 2017 to pursue additional hours at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.  I currently work in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department helping patients emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively recovery from spinal cord injuries, stroke, burns, and traumatic brain injuries.

If you were a former private practice patient and are looking to seek psychological services, here are a few recommendations to consider:

  • UCSF
    • Call 415-476-7000 to establish an appointment. They offer individual, group, and medication services.
  • Allison Shapiro, Ph.D.
    • She is a former classmate of mine and has a private practice in the Flood Building in San Francisco
    • 415-234-2090