Director of Academic Satellites
- Counseling Services
Predoctoral Internship: Appalachian State University
Postdoctoral Fellowship: San Jose State University
Adjustment and Identity concerns, Gender affirming care, LGBTQIA exploratory and affirmative therapy, Mood disorders, Neurodiversity/Neurodivergent experiences, Eating concerns, Trauma, Clinical supervision and training, and Relationships (including non-monogamy).
Which Communities Represent Me
African Diaspora, LGBTQIA+, Former First Generation Student
I am originally from Northern Virginia. I was the first in my family to attend college and received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University (PAU) in 2017 with an emphasis in LGBTQIA psychology. I completed an APA-accredited internship at Appalachian State University Counseling and Psychological Services in Boone, NC. Then I completed his post-doctoral fellowship at San Jose State University Counseling and Psychological Services. My practicum training also included working with children in an elementary school site and providing assessment and crisis intervention with youth involved in the criminal justice system. Prior to joining UC Davis, I served as Interim Director of the Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic (SGIC), a specialty training clinic affiliated with Palo Alto University. In this role, I provided clinical supervision to second-year doctoral trainees who treated LGBTQ+ folks in the Bay Area. Additionally, I focused on updating clinic policies and forms to meet the shifting needs of teletherapy and telesupervision in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At PAU, he taught several courses (Research Methods, Evidence-Based Practices, Supervision) and directly supervised three cohorts of first-practicum trainees (18 students total!). Personally, I identify as a gamer (of both the video and board variety), cat dad, and aspiring baker.
How I Work With Students
My primary approach to working with students combines elements of Feminist psychotherapy and Brief Dynamic psychotherapy. In short, this means that I look towards the social context, historical oppression, and one's interpersonal history as a means of understanding distress.