I attended San Francisco State University for both undergraduate and graduate work, and received both a B.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Creative Writing, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Licensed since 2000, I have completed post Master's training in Expressive Arts Therapy, EMDR, TRM and Integrative Somatic Therapy.  In December 2014 I completed a National Training in Brené Brown's Daring Way™ Model.  I am currently gathering hours and experience to become a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (www.brenebrown.com).

Some of the therapeutic settings in which I have worked include both public and private schools, TALK Line Family Support Center in San Francisco, where I was Director of the Parent Drop-In Center, and most recently Sherman Oaks Hospital PHP (since 2002), where I currently conduct process groups, healing drum circles, and dance/movement therapy groups with a variety of populations.  

In addition,  I am a senior faculty member of the Trauma Resource Institute (www.traumaresourceinstitute.com) and provide training and consultation for licensed clinicians, interns and para-professionals. 

I have been in private practice since 2001.  Although my specialization is in resolving trauma, I also work with a multitude of issues including grief recovery, aging, performance enhancement, early childhood, family and parenting issues, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. 
Within every person is an innate awareness of where they need to grow.  By meeting you in that place, 
I will work with you gently to help you meet your therapeutic goals in a way that doesn't overwhelm you.  The relationship we will build together is the foundation for all the healing work to follow, no matter what modality we decide to use. Often, blocks to present personal growth are due to unresolved issues from the past.  By working through and healing those wounds, you can remove barriers and live more fully and completely in the present.  Click here for more about my specialization. 
I believe anyone can heal old wounds and live in a whole, embodied way...in relationships, work, and play.

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