I always knew I wanted to be a physician, but was apprehensive about the many years of school it would entail. After college, I took a brief detour and spent two years with AmeriCorps and the American Red Cross teaching CPR and responding to nationwide disasters. It was a great way to help people, but it also solidified my resolve to become a doctor, specifically a psychiatrist, and taught me how to more effectively care for individuals suffering from trauma and emotional distress.
After completing both my Medical Degree and Psychiatric Residency at UCLA, I was awarded a year long Fellowship in the treatment of Mood Disorders and practiced as an Associate Physician in the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program and the Mood Disorders Research Program. Soon after, I developed my private practice emphasizing medication management and psychotherapy for anxiety and mood disorders. I've also been privileged to work with combat veterans at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Hospital for the last few years. In addition to my private practice, I've continued my involvement with UCLA as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, teaching psychiatric residents in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic. See More