About Me

I graduated from University of Western Ontario, Canada with a degree in mathematics and French Literature. I subsequently moved to the U.S. in 1990. I completed 30-semester units at Ventura College of Law. I volunteered in domestic violence clinic at the courthouse where I became interested in pursuing a psychology degree. Subsequently, I earned another Bachelor in Human Services and a Masters in Marriage of Family Therapy.

I have worked intensively with crisis management at different agencies as well as volunteering at women’s shelters and Alzhiemers’ centers.

I have written curriculum based on CBT for Self-Esteem groups. I have run parenting and anger management support groups.

Having treated many trauma or severely mental health clients, I searched for a solution to help alleviate severed symptoms so that client could participate in therapy. I researched and found Direct Neurofeedback, a non-invasive treatment that produces quick and meaningful results.

How I Can Help

My passion is helping children, adults, and families gain insight into their problems, to unleash their potentials and to reach their ultimate goals in life. I am very well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy as I find it to be the most effective approach for depression, anxiety, and many other disorders. I have devoted my practice to assist individuals and families build healthier and meaningful lives. One of my strengths is to facilitate personal empowerment and building a positive self-esteem.

As a Direct Neurofeedback provider, I can help with many disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, chronic pain, insomnia, stroke-related symptoms, traumatic brain injury.

Direct Neurofeedback stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for resiliency, calmness, and feeling of well-being. Consequently, it suppresses the fight or flight reaction, therefore, reducing anxiety. With Neurofeedback, you will become less reactive to internal and external stressors.

Let’s Work Together

Tell me more about yourself.

    After a few sessions of Direct Neurofeedback, I felt calmer, less anxious and less irritable. I started to sleep better and my mood has improved.

    - P.T., Irvine, CA

    Within a short period of time working with Roya, my long-term struggle with sleep improved and I felt a sense of calm and ability to handle all the challenges life throws at us with more ease. She is a true healer.

    - T.M., Newport Beach, CA