What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

A psychologist has a doctorate in psychology with specialized training in understanding human emotions, thoughts and behaviors and how it affects mental health. The main treatment approach used by a psychologist is psychotherapy.

A psychiatrist is a trained medical provider with specialized training in psychiatry and chemical imbalances in the brain as it relates to mental health. The primary treatment focus for a psychiatrist is medication prescription, evaluation, monitoring and management for mental health disorders.

For more information please refer to: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-truisms-wellness/201601/psychiatrist-vs-psychologist

What are your credentials?

I completed my Masters and Doctor of Psychology degrees from Argosy University, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, San Francisco.

My professional education and training have provided me with extensive knowledge and experience in providing behavioral consultation services, individual psychotherapy services, play therapy, bereavement counseling and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, adults and families. It prepared me to be able to work from different therapeutic approaches and with a variety of clients.

What are your hours of operation?

Tuesdays 9 am to 8 pm.

Wednesdays 9 am to 8 pm.

Thursdays 9 am to 8 pm.

Saturday hours to be announced in the future.

Do you accept insurance?

I am a credentialed in network provider for the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • Anthem Blue Cross EAP
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Blue Shield Federal
  • Choice VA Program
  • GEHA
  • Lyra Health
  • Tricare
  • Triwest

Are you affiliated with any professional organizations?

I a professional member of the:

American Psychological Association

American Diabetes Association

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Postpartum Support International

How long will I need to be in therapy?

It is difficult to predict how long it will take for someone to complete their treatment goals and feel ready to transition out of treatment. The journey is different for everyone, just as no two people are alike, your experience with depression, anxiety or mental health also differ.


672 W. 11th Street, Suite 100
Tracy, CA 95376

(209) 834-4302
Fax: 209-225-2260

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