I specialize in individual adult, adolescent and child therapy. With over 20 years of experience, I have had the priviledge of working with a broad spectrum of individuals seeking help with a range of issues. My particular areas of expertise include childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. In private practice since 2005, I have offices in Santa Rosa and Petaluma California.
I am interactive and practical. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques to help my clients effectively address personal life challenges. I draw from attachment theory, mindfulness training, trauma recovery and Jungian theory, to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
After completing my Masters Degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1992, I moved to England where I worked as a group therapist for The Women's Therapy Center in London. In 1996 I returned to Sonoma County where I received additional training and experience in attachment-based therapy, sandplay therapy, mindfulness, trauma recovery, and group therapy.
California Institue of Integral Studies, San Francisco, MA, Clinical Psychology: emphasis in Drama Therapy, 1992
Qualified EMDR Practitioner, 2000
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2005
Clinical Supervisor at Community and Family Service Agency of Santa Rosa, 2012-2014,
Clinical Supervisor, Integral Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies, 2015 to present
Therapist for A Home Within: A non-profit agency providing long-term therapy to foster and adopted children on a pro-bono basis. 2005-2016
Board of directors: Children's Workshop Preschool; a non-profit, parent co-operative preschool, 2000 to 2016
Member: CAMFT since 1998
Member EMDRIA since 2015
Member RECAMFT since 2000