About Me

I specialize in individual adult, adolescent and child therapy. With over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege 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. I have my private practice office in Santa Rosa California, and also provide teletherapy for individuals who live in the state of 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 EMDR, attachment-based therapy, sand play therapy, mindfulness, trauma recovery, and group therapy.
Advanced Training and Qualifications:

    Completed S.P.A.C.E.  Supportive Parenting For Anxious Childhood Emotions. Trained by Eli              Lebowitz:  The Yale Child Study Center  2020

    Qualified EMDR Practitioner,  Trained By Francine Shapiro 2000


    Clinical Supervisor, Integral Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of 
    Integral Studies, 2015 to 2019

    Clinical Supervisor at Community and Family Service Agency of Santa Rosa, 2012-2014

Volunteer/Pro Bono:

    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


    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,  CA LMFT #42115,  2005-present


    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Utah LMFT# 12032336-3902,  2020-present


    California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, MA, Clinical Psychology: 
    Emphasis in Drama Therapy, 1992

Professional Membership:

    Member: CAMFT since 1998 

    Member RECAMFT since 2000

    Member EMDRIA since 2015

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