Since 2007, I have provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families including children and adolescents. I have worked with victims of trauma in local non-profit organizations such as CALM and Family Service Agency and utilize evidence-based practices such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) within a Family Systems theoretical orientation. My approach is direct, but warm and accepting. I provide a safe environment to facilitate emotional healing and individualize therapeutic work for clients building on the existing strengths I believe all humans possess.
Prior to my psychotherapy work, I worked as an educator for over 20 years teaching diverse populations in local and international locations. I have been happily married for more than 27 years, and together we have two sons. I enjoy being with family and friends, reading, cycling, yoga, and experiencing nature in a variety of ways.
Credentials and Affiliations
B.A., Diversified, Westmont College, 1985
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 2008
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #53509
EMDR Certified Therapist
CAMFT (California Marriage and Family Therapist) member since 2011