I was born and raised in Los Angeles before attending Wesleyan University, majoring in Government and American studies. I worked several years in information technology, community organizing, and L.A. film festivals before I went on to earn a postbaccalaureatte certificate at Bryn Mawr College. I completed medical school and Psychiatric residency training at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. I served as Chief Resident and won the Outstanding Senior Resident award before moving home to L.A.
I have worked and trained with world experts and leaders in the field in several specialty clinics including treatment resistant depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, adult ADHD, among others. I have also received extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
In addition to a private practice, I am a staff psychiatrist at UCLA.