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Passionate About Providing YOU the Best Care!


Growing up I always wanted to be an accountant and work in business. However, that was not my purpose. After three profound deaths of some of the closest people to me from the ages of 18-21, I started studying mental health. Providing mental health care was what I was meant to do.


I am passionate about providing comprehensive care and improving the overall health in my patients. I strongly believe in the total body connection, recognizing illnesses are much more than just a “body part.” I am well known for my energy, out of the box thinking and ability to recognize missed health conditions. I am very open minded and consider many options to improve mental health, in addition to medication and therapy. I work hard to get my patients well .

I cannot express the power of listening. It is a rare gift to find someone that hears you and one of the most powerful things we do in mental health. It is important for me to meet patients where they are. This means I listen to them, understand them, their background, their life, their needs, goals, and how I can help them. 


After almost 25 years in the Navy, I retired and started my own psychiatry practice. I provide general outpatient psychiatry services directly to patients in Coronado, CA. However, most of my appointments are through telepsychiatry appointments to individuals throughout state of CA.

Personally, I have been involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation for many years, both in San Diego, CA and Japan.  I am also a long time international host, which gives me a great deal of unique cultural perspective.  Frequently, I volunteer to give suicide prevention talks. 



ANCC Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified


CA Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 


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DEA Number with Schedule II Authority

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ANCC Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified

CA Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Registered Nurse


I have studied mental health since 1996 and continue to study and learn about psychiatry and mental health everyday 


I have actively worked in a variety of mental health settings since 2004 

 Master of Science in Nursing

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 

University of Virginia, School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

University of Virginia, School of Nursing

Masters Certificate in Health Psychology Independence University  

Salt Lake City, UT

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA       

2012 San Diego Psych Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year

Retired from the Navy after almost 25 years of active duty service (both enlisted and officer) and providing care in eight different countries


Published two books including a suicide prevention fictional novel

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Check out my books!

SUicide prevention 

talk at sdsu

Click below to listen to a podcast interview I gave on mental health care

Podcast Why You Tried to Kill Yourself.P


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