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Optimal wellness is the goal —
Not just the absence of disease.
How I Can Help You
When you’re struggling mentally or emotionally, it’s hard to know where to find help you can trust.
After 10+ years of being a physician, studying integrative psychiatry, and working with hundreds of clients from all over the world, I’ve discovered the frameworks, methods, processes and mindset needed to overcome mental and emotional obstacles and live a purposeful, happy, and thriving life.
My mission is to alleviate mental and emotional suffering and elevate humanity — mind, brain, and spirit.
For most of my life I was on a straight track toward becoming a physician. I studied psychology and pre-med at Harvard, then did medical school at the USC, and then residency in psychiatry at UCLA.
My journey, though, took an unexpected turn, when 6 months before my residency graduation I was diagnosed unexpectedly with stage IV lymphoma. I was 31 years old.
After 3 years of chemotherapy, I began to recover and put the pieces of my life back together. Unfortunately, though, my cancer story was not over yet. With a foundation in psychiatry and my own experience living through trauma, I have come to understand, study, and teach the resilience of the human spirit.
Not everything happens for a reason, but we can find meaning in the things that happen. I’ve spent my career developing and teaching the tools to put you back in charge of your happiness and your life.
There are two primary ways I work with people:
Psychiatry Career Mentorship
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My writing is a collection of thoughts and stories about how I’ve helped myself and others heal. I’ve been contributing to these topics through my blog since 2010 — As I have evolved, so has what I write and share.
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