Madeline-optAbout Me

I am a bilingual clinical psychologist and provide services in English and Spanish. I specialize in individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults. I maintain a private practice in San Diego, California.

With over 15 years experience as a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in effectively working with children and their families as well as adults. I am currently a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, loss and grief, life transitions, anger management, stress management and parent-child relationships.


  • 1992: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from The Ohio State University
  • 1999: Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
  • Internship completed at the North Counseling Center in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Post-Doctoral Child Fellow completed at Ravenswood Community Mental Health Center in Chicago, Illinois

Prior to having a private practice in San Diego, I worked in various settings including Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, as a contractor for the county of San Diego, and at the college counseling centers at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and San Diego State University (SDSU).  My various experiences within the past 15 years have provided me with an especially broad, highly relevant base of knowledge to use effectively with my clients.

I am an active member of the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) and the California Psychological Association (CPA).