I graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a major in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish Language. During my sophomore year at Stanford, I began working in Dr. Hans Steiner’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Laboratory at Stanford School of Medicine. I have been writing and editing ever since, working with physicians and psychologists on a wide range of projects, from peer-reviewed journal articles and clinical handbooks to self-help books and blogs. I now work full-time providing freelance medical and nonfiction writing and editing services to clients around the world. I specialize in the psychiatric and behavioral sciences and translating scientific information for the general public.
I am the co-author of Treating Adolescents (2nd Edition), a psychiatric clinical handbook; Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living With Your Unconscious, a self-help book that teaches readers how to access their unconscious mind; eight peer-reviewed journal articles; one encyclopedia entry; and ten psychiatric textbook chapters. I have edited three psychiatric clinical handbooks, two self-help books written by psychiatrists, numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and psychology blogs.
When I am not writing or editing, I am often teaching yoga. I am the owner of Santa Cruz Nature Yoga with Rebecca Dickson, which offers outdoor private and group yoga classes in the redwoods and on the beach. Please visit www.santacruznatureyoga.com for more information.