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|My mission is to improve the understanding of genetics and resolve misperceptions about inheritance, particularly in the area of mental health issues.
I have a Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling from California State University, Stanislaus and am board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc. I see patients in my home office, at Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco, and El Camino Hospital in Mountain View.
I have shadowed Angela Inglis, psychiatric genetic counselor at BC Womens Hospital & Health Centre, currently the only North American clinic for psychiatric genetic counseling. Dr. Jehannine Austin, clinic director, kindly serves as remote mentor for my practice. Here is a link to their clinic Facebook page.
Member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Co- Chair of the NSGCs Psychiatric Special Interest Group. Winner of the Psych SIG grant award in 2011.
Thompson, C., et al, Psychiatrist attitudes towards pharmacogenetic testing, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and integrating genetic counseling into psychiatric patient care. Psychiatry Research (2015), (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2014.11.044i)