Qualifications

Qualifications

Dual Masters Prepared: Master of Science and Master in Human Relations

  • Over 2 decades of professional/clinical and nursing leadership experience.
  • ANCC Board Certified in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • ANCC Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Navy Veteran - 22 years (O-5/Commander/LtCol)
  • Deployed twice in support of overseas combat operations and cared for the wounded warrior service members and veterans
  • Experienced working with individuals with military stress related challenges
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Based in Southern CA and Licensed in 6 States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Maryland and Washington State.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing
  • Proud supporter of Foundation for Women Warriors
  • Pending Government Federal & State Certifications for Small Business Enterprise
    • Woman Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise
    • Disabled Veteran Small Business Enterprise

US Navy Nurse Corps

  • Diverse clinical nursing experience - previous CNOR certification with 3 subspecialty codes 
  • Quality & Process Improvement Manager, Joint Commission Lead, Senior Nurse Officer, Directorate of Mental Health - NHCP (2017-2019)  
  • Telemedicine Lead - WR Bethesda (2013)
  • Sexual Health and Intimacy Co-Lead for the Wounded Warrior Population, Walter Reed Bethesda MD (2013-2015)
  • US Navy Medical Recruiter (2008) Admiral Accelerator Award for one of the top productive medical recruiters in the district.

Experienced in complex dual diagnosis medication management for patients with combat related PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD nightmare related disorder complicated with chronic pain and alcohol use disorder.


Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - Trained and competent in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Supportive Therapy. 


We will refer you for specialized therapy:


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other Evidenced Based Trauma Focused Therapies

ACT - Acceptance Commitment Therapy

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

CPT - Cognitive Processing Therapy

PE - Prolonged Exposure





  • Accepts Tricare and Medicare patients in CA and MD (Jan 2023)

Please check with your insurance carrier to ensure mental health is covered under your plan. Otherwise, we also accept out-of-network with a Superbill receipt.


To start the process and to complete the intake form, CLICK HERE

1-888-823-5733

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 0900-1800



Want to know more?

Please check the FAQ section.


To start the process and to complete the intake form, CLICK HERE  


1-888-823-5733


You will be directed to a patient portal once we have your basic information


Due to the high demand of Mental Health Services (MHS), we have a strict late cancellation and no show policy so we can offer that reserved appointment time slot to another patient.


We will send you a text reminder 72 hours in advance to remind you of your appointment and decrease the possibility of last minute changes.


Our goal is to provide prompt access to psychiatric services to our clients.