Areas of Interest and Emphasis:

  • Children and teens

  • Parenting

  • Parent/caregiver-child relationships

  • Gender identity, including transgender/trans, nonbinary, agender, and gender-expansive children, teens, and adults

  • Grief and loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety, including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD

  • Sexual orientation and queer identities

  • Complex trauma

  • Significant life events/transitions

  • Self-esteem

  • Harm reduction

  • Relationships, dating, and intimacy

  • Gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia

  • Pathways to family and fertility

  • Gender inclusive puberty and sex education


Background & Experience:

Credentials and Certifications:

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker, Registration No. ASW67411, Certificate No. 70762, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Supervised by Deb Schneider, LCSW, PPSC, License #28075

Education:

MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Community-Based Research, Pitzer College, Claremont College Consortium, Claremont CA

Current Activities:

Gender Specialist, Private Practice, Oakland, CA

Clinical Research Associate and Study Coordinator, University of California at San Francisco, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, San Francisco, CA

Member, Mind the Gap, Gender Specialist National Network 

Workshop Presenter, Gender Spectrum Conference & Professionals' Symposium, 

Past Experience and Clinical Activities:

Facilitator & Program Manager, Gender Spectrum Digital Support Groups for Teens and Young Adults, United States

Educational Advocate, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, University of California San Franisco, San Francisco, CA

Program Manager, Gender Spectrum, San Leandro, CA

Education and Training Coordinator, Gender Spectrum, San Leandro, CA

Research and Evaluation Assistant, Gender Spectrum, San Leandro, CA

Clinical Mental Health Intern, New Haven Unified School District, Union City, CA

Clinical Mental Health Intern, Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, San Francisco, CA

Program Facilitator and Community Engagement Center Liaison, Prototypes Women's Center, Pomona, CA

Founder and Program Director, Girl Talk: Building Resiliency for Underserved Teen Girls, Pomona Unified School District, Pomona, CA