About me

Do you feel like you’re trudging through life, weighed down by a constant sense of sadness and worry? Perhaps the joy you once knew has faded, replaced by a persistent feeling of being stuck. You’re not alone. Millions of adults struggle with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and an overwhelming sense of being trapped in a cycle of negativity. I understand the profound impact these conditions can have on your daily life. The relentless drain of energy, the crippling anxieties, and the sense of hopelessness can make even the simplest tasks feel insurmountable. You may yearn for the vibrant life you once had, but the path forward seems unclear.

As an award-winning psychiatrist and psychotherapist with 16 years of experience treating Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD, I offer a personalized approach that goes beyond managing symptoms. I believe in creating a supportive space where you can explore the root causes of your struggles. We’ll work to develop a plan that addresses the underlying factors contributing to your pain.

My approach integrates evidence-based practices with compassion and empathy. Whether it’s exploring the impact of past experiences, developing coping mechanisms for managing stress, or exploring psychiatric medication options, I’m committed to guiding you on a journey toward lasting happiness.

I believe in using psychiatric medications thoughtfully, starting with the lowest effective dose to help manage your mood. We can also explore different therapy options, like psychodynamic therapy, CBT, Inner Child Work, and stress management techniques, to find what works best for you. Our goal is for you to leave each session feeling lighter, brighter, and more supported in your journey.

I welcome you to e-mail me today to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation.

* I understand navigating out-of-network care can be confusing and frustrating. While I’m not currently in-network with any insurance companies, I’m committed to making my services accessible. I provide detailed receipts (superbills), which you can submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement. A description of my Services/Fees can be found on my website at www.HappinessPsychiatrist.com

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: A105369

License State/Territory: CA

Years in Practice: 16

Additional Credentials:

I am also a mental health advocate, human rights activist, and writer. I have been published in the New York Times and the Huffington Post and have been interviewed by the Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Shape, Women’s Health, and other magazines for my mental health insights.

If you are finally ready to:

  • Understand the underlying and deep-seated reasons for your unhelpful behaviors
  • Transform your life from the inside-out and reduce feelings of fear, sadness, inadequacy, and shame
  • Stop feeling trapped and stuck by seemingly unchangeable life circumstances
  • Heal the past, live mindfully in the present, and reach your highest potential
  • Have healthy, loving, and mutually rewarding personal relationships
  • Confidently pursue your dreams and live the life you were born to live
  • And experience more happiness, peace, joy and contentment…
  • Then our Happiness Psychiatry services are right for you.


I invite you to reach out to me today. I look forward to helping you live a life full of hope, happiness, joy, and vitality!

Insurance Plans: Insurance not accepted directly, but reimbursement is possible via superbill

Prescribe Medication: Yes

Practical Details



Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adult ADHD/Adult ADD
  • Racial Trauma and Discrimination
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Physician/Tech/Attorney Burnout
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Transgender and LGBTQIA2S+ Issues
  • Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)
  • PMS and PMDD
  • Codependency/Codependent Relationship
  • Love Addiction
  • Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents