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About Me

  I feel honored that, for over twenty-five years, I've been able to help individuals and couples achieve their goals, both personal and relational. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a personalized approach tailored to my clients' needs and circumstances. I strive to bring wisdom, compassion, and understanding to my counseling. My approach is to use integrated methods and techniques to help my clients effectively address life's challenges. My advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (click here for more information) and in Imago Relationship Therapy gives me an expanded perspective in my work with clients who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships.

In addition to my clinical work, I teach graduate psychology students and speak locally and nationally to groups and organizations on subjects ranging from interpersonal relationships to work stress to personal well-being. 
View clip on "Elements of Successful Relationships" from my talk at The University of California.

·        Previous Clinical Experience: 

C   Coordinator, Employee & Physician Assistance Program, Kaiser Permanente
Psychosocial Clinician, Department of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente
Counselor, Cal Poly State University Counseling Center
Coordinator, Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, Cal Poly State University
Clinical Supervisor for graduate students and psychology interns

     Education and Licensure:

PhD in Organizational Psychology - University for Humanistic Studies
MSW in Clinical Social Work - San Diego State University
MA in Psychology - Vanderbilt University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - State of California (LCS7839)