I am originally from Northern California but have also lived in India and Ohio. I am happy to be back on the West Coast, specifically here in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. My career in psychiatry has allowed me simply to listen and connect with people from all walks of life. I personally enjoy letting conversations unfold rather than rushing through a session. My goal is to treat members with the level of respect I would expect for myself and my family and friends.
I worked in a traditional outpatient practice for seven years before changing roles and locations in 2016. I now work in a call center supporting the Mental Health Solutions team. While I found my face-to-face practice to be highly rewarding, I knew that many of our members struggled for years before seeking help. We know that these illnesses affect our members' ability to advocate for themselves, prioritize their own needs, and attend appointments for mental health care. We created this new team to assist members in getting timely access to appropriate mental health treatment. I support a team of patient-access specialists, navigators, and therapists to connect patients with the right provider and to reduce barriers to care. I provide real-time consultation for this team, virtual support for patients whose psychiatric care provider may have retired, and single-session video consultations.
From a young age, my two passions have been reading and travel. I love to travel internationally and to experience other cultures and lifestyles. I also love to read in order to keep growing. I feed my mind, body, and spirit with a healthy diet of family, movies, golf, and of course great food.