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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 currently see individuals who wish to improve their life situation. 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.


Education

 

  • 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

Publications and Awards

  • Tracking Prudence: Tracking Prudence: What an Iconographic Trail Reveals about Western Culture and its Pathology, Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2020  link

  • Dissertation: Remembering Prudence: Tracking the Iconography of a Cardinal Virtue to Her Resurgence in Depth Psychology, 2017 link

  • Recipient of the Dissertation Award of Excellence, Pacifica Graduate Institute

  • Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana, Inner Traditions, 2003

 

Certifications

  • 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.

  • In 2011 I completed an EMDRIA approved training (Level I and Level II). As I began conducting EMDR with clients I received an additional 30 hours of consultation with an EMDRIA approved consultant.


Specialties

Read more about my specialties and the services I offer.