I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years in private practice working with individuals, couples, and families.
I hold two advanced degrees: a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I attended the California State University at Northridge as an undergraduate. My post-graduate studies were at the University of California at Los Angeles; American Commonwealth University; Goddard College and the University of Southern California.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I also have experience in public education as a life-time credentialed teacher. This brings to my private practice a rich background in both child and adult development throughout the entire lifespan.
Fellow, American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Lifetime Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
Fellow, American Academy of Experts In Traumatic Stress (AAETS)
Board Certified Expert In Traumatic Stress (AAETS)
Clinical Member and Trained Trainer, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
Academic Positions and Invited Lectures (Partial List)
Lead Instructor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CISM Team, 1996-2019
Invited Instructor, Baptist Healthcare System, Jacksonville, Florida, 2018
Invited Panelist, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018
Invited Instructor, School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017
Invited Instructor, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 2015
Invited Lecturer, International Critical Incident Foundation Congress, 2011
Instructor and Crisis Responder, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Crisis Response Team, 1997-Present
Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University, Los Angeles, 1991-1992