About Me

I am a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Prior to beginning my medical career, I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. I believe that my engineering background helps me look at the large, interconnected system that encompasses my clients and helps me see what changes within this system should happen to help facilitate progress toward wellness.  I received my medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2010 and completed my residency in Adult Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2013. I completed my fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Stanford University in 2015 and served as Chief Fellow from 2014-2015. I am Board-certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I am in private practice part-time. The remainder of the week I work at Stanford University Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a Clinical Assistant Professor and work at Bay Area Children’s Association (BACA) as the Medical Director and developer of the SOAR Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). As part of my role at Stanford, I supervise trainees in psychotherapy and school consultation, provide school consultation to Palo Alto Unified School District and Los Altos School District, am a co-investigator in a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) parent study, and am the medical director of the Crisis Consultation Clinic. From my diverse clinical experiences, I have seen the most success in my clients progressing toward wellness when their families, friends, schools, and entire treatment team all are working together actively. On the other hand, I have seen my clients and their families struggle the most when parents and/or clients are not fully engaged in treatment and, instead, hope to improve in a more passive and isolated fashion. While I ask a lot of my clients and their families, I am fully invested in your wellness and am deeply committed to being your greatest cheerleader and advocate.