My Background

In Full-time Private Practice for over 20 years

Licensed in California as a:
Psychologist (#PSY 12746)
Marriage Family Therapist (# LMFT 21796)

Education :

– Ph.D. in Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (now a part of Alliant University)

– Completed all but dissertation in a Ph.D program in Human Development and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco

– MA in Educational Psychology at San Francisco State University


Speciality Certifications :

– Certified Employee Assistance Professional (Certificate #023395, Employee Assistance Professionals Association)

– Certified Transition Management Trainer (William Bridges and Associates)

– Certificate in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Treatment (University of California, Santa Cruz)

– Certified Facilitator for the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program (American Psychological Association)

– Disaster Mental Health Services (American Red Cross)


Training programs completed :

– EMDR Level I and II (Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.)

– Relapse Prevention Certification School (Terence Gorski)



– Regents Fellowship (University of California, San Francisco)

– America’s Top Mental Health Professionals (Consumers’ Research Council of America)


Additional Experience :

– Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor at Pacific Gas and Electric Company

– Trainee at Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Martinez

– Legal Analyst at Pillsbury, Madison, and Sutro

– Teaching Assistant/Substitute Lecturer at Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University

– Research Associate at Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University

– Provided consultation and training services to a wide variety of employer groups concerning a diverse range of issues
––– Organizational transition
––– Critical incident debriefing
––– Grief and loss
––– Respect and positive interaction in the workplace
––– Conflict resolution
––– Feeling good at work
––– Nutrition
––– Wellness
––– Healthy lifestyle
––– Surviving your teenager’s adolescence
––– Team building
––– Stress management
––– Communication skills
––– Substance abuse and chemical dependency
––– HIV education and awareness
––– Diversity awareness
––– Sexual harassment (and hostile work environment)
––– Violence in the workplace
––– Pre-employment evaluation for first responders

– Provided consultation and training for community-based groups
––– Cancer support
––– Teen pregnancy
––– Parenting skills
––– Religious organizations


Authored 12 peer-reviewed publications