My Experience as a Therapist

Since 1998 I have worked in various clinical settings including private practice, non-profit agencies and schools. In my practice I see individuals, couples, adolescents and children who wish to improve their life situation at school, work or home. In addition to my private practice I have served as a Clinical Supervisor and provided on-site training to Masters degree counseling interns at non-profit agencies in the county.


  • Ph.D. Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, 2017
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, 2000.
  • B.A. Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1982


  • In application process – EMDR Certified Therapist. Have received over 65 hours of training and consultation, and have worked with over 25 clients using this evidence based treatment model to help clients struggling with a variety of traumatic events. EMDRIA (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association)
  • I hold certification as a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer (CISD). When the need arises I provide on-site crisis counseling at companies and schools.
  • I have fulfilled requirements for the certification of registered Play Therapist – Supervisor (RPT-S), a certification given by the Association of Play Therapy (APT). Requirements for this certification include five years post Masters, 150 hours play therapy education and 5000 hours of clinical experience.


Read more about my specialties and the services I offer for individuals, couples and families.