What Are My Qualifications?

I have over eight years of experience providing therapy to individual adults, teens, and children using the modalities described on my treatment page. I trained in substance abuse treatment while employed at the Department of Drugs and Alcohol, Santa Clara County. In addition, I completed an intensive training program at the Hazelden residential facility in Spring Brook, Oregon. I am also a Level I Gottman trained Couples Therapist.

I have eight years of experience counseling children and adolescents referred for behavioral problems, academic underachievement, health issues and crisis in the family. I work closely with families and am experienced in working with teachers and school staff when appropriate.

As a health educator, I developed and taught curricula for Parenting and Child Development, Healthy Weight Management, Healthy Relationships, and Healthy Living for Women in Recovery.

As a member of the adjunct faculty of Santa Clara University, I am a group facilitator working with graduate students in the Counseling Psychology Department.

I am the parent of two grown children who attended local schools. I served as an active school volunteer and on the Board of Directors of Adolescent Counseling Service, Palo Alto. My long-time involvement in the local community means I understand the pressures and the unique features of life in Silicon Valley.

Education and Affiliations
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Bachelor of Arts, Wells College, Aurora, New York
Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Clinical Member, Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT