My Background

Treatment Specializations

I can help with a variety of life problems, including:

  • depression and anxiety
  • relationship issues, including parenting difficulties
  • work/career issues
  • trauma
  • unhealthy relationships with food including eating disorders
  • life transitions
  • loss and grief

Training and Experience

I received my M.D. from UCSF in 2001.  I completed residency training at New York University and fellowship training in psychiatry at UCSF.  My experience includes work in community/public health settings such as psychiatric emergency evaluations at Bellevue Hospital in New York and long-term management in community supported housing in San Francisco, as well as in private practice.

My treatment approach is informed by psychoanalytic ideas; in particular, that people can best realize their potential to grow in the context of supportive relationships.  Contemporary psychoanalysis has evolved since it was first practiced over a century ago; the American Psychoanalytic Association's website contains more information about psychoanalysis if you are interested in learning more about this treatment option.


  • Advanced candidate, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Fellowship in psychiatry and the law, University of California, San Francisco
  • Residency training in psychiatry including chief residency, New York University
  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations

  • San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • American Psychoanalytic Association

1610 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94115