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As a board-certified psychiatrist, I treat adults with mood and anxiety disorders.  I offer services for those seeking psychotherapy, either alone or in combination with medication.  I believe in providing a safe and calm environment that encourages exploration and collaboration between patient and therapist.

People seek a psychiatrist for a variety of reasons, but they frequently share one thing in common -- the desire to relieve their pain and to improve their satisfaction with life.  This goal can be accomplished in a variety of ways, and a key component to successful treatment is the patient-physician relationship.  Regardless of whether one chooses to use psychotherapy or medications (or both), an empathic and non-judgmental environment can facilitate the type of exploration that can help one to learn more about themselves, to examine the patterns in their life that they wish to change, and to develop the courage to make those changes.

It may be helpful to learn about my educational and professional background so that you can determine if you feel comfortable seeking care from me.


  • Doctor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

  • Psychiatry Residency, UCLA-San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Training Program (Chief Resident during the final year of training)

Additional Training

  • Deutsch Mood Disorders Fellow, UCLA

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, New Center for Psychoanalysis

  • Mentalization-Based Treatment, Basic Training

Licensure and Board Certification

  • California Physician and Surgeon's License

  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Background

  • Psychiatrist, The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles (2018 - 2019)

  • Volunteer Associate Clinical Instructor, UCLA (current)

  • Staff Psychiatrist, UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (2011 - 2015)

  • Physician Associate, UCLA Family Development Project (2010 - 2014)

  • Staff Psychiatrist, University Counseling Services at California State University, Northridge (2010 - 2012)

  • Physician Specialist, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Room (2008 - 2010)

16430 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 307
Encino, CA 91436

1849 Sawtelle Boulevard
Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone:  (818) 277-9414


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