- Company: Coastal Medical Evaluations & Billing
- Phone: 916-217-9784
- Fax: 619-303-3306
- Website: coastalevals.com
Other Locations: Vista, CA; San Diego, CA; Chula Vista, CA; El Centro, CA
Specialty 1: Forensic Psychology
Specialty 2: Psychology
Specialty Focus: Qualified Medical Examinations, Compensation and Pension Examinations, assessment and diagnosis of mood, thought, and personality disorders, violence risk assessment, disability, malingering, PTSD, and substance abuse.
Years in Practice: 17Experience:
- 9 years performing IMEs
- 100+ IMEs performed
- Deposed/Testified 20+ times
As a forensic psychologist, I have extensive experience in the diagnosis and assessment of mood, thought, and personality disorders. I began my career assessing and providing treatment to recently paroled high-risk sex offenders and, since then, have become adept at understanding the interplay between the most common forensic issues; namely, substance abuse, personality disorder, malingering, and sequela from physical/sexual trauma. I provide expert testimony regarding violence risk for individuals with severe psychiatric conditions and also participate in depositions. I have been Qualified Medical Examiner for the California Department of Industrial Relations since 2012 and, in that capacity, provide full-battery assessments in cases of an alleged industrially-related psychiatric injury. I also have extensive experience working closely with lawyers in cases of disputed service-connection/disability rating for veterans. I aim to provide thorough, accurate, and transparent reader-friendly reports and am able to do so on a tight deadline. While professional, I am friendly, responsive, and able to develop and maintain rapport with the most challenging of clients.