About Me

I hold a PhD in clinical psychology from the APA accredited program at Brigham Young University, Utah. I received my bachelor’s degree in intensive psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, where I graduated with honors. My clinical experience includes settings such as community mental health (BYU Comprehensive Clinic), substance dependence treatment facilities (Salt Lake City VA Hospital), Chronic Pain Management Centers (Utah Valley Pain Management), charter schools(working with ages 10 to 17), and several university counseling centers (BYU, CSUN, LMU).

In addition to having my private practice, I am a psychologist at Straight Up Treatment, a group practice in Beverly Hills specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. I am also an off-site supervisor for post-doctoral fellows at The Maple Counseling Center and enjoy giving training seminars and presentations on treating anxiety disorders to various therapy clinics.

My clinical research interests have been examining mindfulness-based interventions to assist adults with autism in better managing emotional distress, and I have published several studies on this topic in peer-reviewed journals. I completed my APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and my post-doctoral fellowship at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). In my free time I love traveling the world with my wife, going on hikes, spending time with family, binging on the latest Netflix or Hulu series, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Member at Large
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), Member
  • Los Angeles Psychological Association (LACPA), Member

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