I have been a licensed therapist since 1989. Starting out as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I received in depth education and psychotherapy training, focusing on a variety of areas with a special focus on relationships. I then went on to gain additional training and education, broadening my scope of knowledge, experience and expertise, and became a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in 2000. Although I now practice exclusively as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I draw upon the best of both disciplines.
I continually update my education and training with the latest research, but also stay open to thinking outside of the box and using my intuition. I find time for health and balance in my own life, so that I can serve my clients in the best way possible. I have been meditating for over 40 years, like to stay active and outdoors as much as possible, enjoy spending time with friends and family, and have a special interest in holistic health and healing.
I really enjoy helping people change, face important challenges, grow emotionally and spiritually, learn to have satisfying relationships, heal from trauma, and find inner peace and happiness. Once we begin to establish a connection and work together, I will be fully committed to helping you achieve your goals in therapy.
1984– B.A., Univertsity of California at Santa Cruz
1986– M.A. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
1989– Ph.D. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
1989–Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
2000–Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1987: Certified in EMDR levels 1 and 2, trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro
2008–Advanced EMDR training with Dr. Laurell Parnell
2009–Advanced Couples Therapy Training, Gottman Institute
2013–Comprehensive, yearlong Couples Therapy Training with Dr. Ellyn Bader, Couples Institute
2019–14 hours of advanced training in treating sexual addiction with the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
Writings: Dream incubation: an experimental inquiry into the process of petitioning dreams for guidance, healing and problem solving. Doctoral Dissertation, 1990