Biography

Since 1988, I have worked as a therapist in a private practice setting. I gained experience working with diverse communities at Catholic Charities, Head Start, and the Aids Health Project, in addition to working with clients who have been victims of crime.

Haight Ashbury Psychological Services and the California School of Integral Studies both offer training programs to interns preparing for licensure ; I have supervised students through these programs.

Offering therapy to those who would not otherwise have access to treatment has always been a part of my professional life. In the past I have worked with clients at The Aids Health Project, and A Home Within, an agency that supports those who are of who have been in the foster care system.

As Clinical Director of the San Francisco chapter of A Home Within I organized events on relevant topics and recruited volunteer therapists and began consultation groups.

Currently I offer pro-bono treatment thorugh the Oakland Women’s Cancer Resource Center.

As a mourner care counselor for Sinai Memorial Chapel, I work with those who have recently experienced a loss.

FORMAL EDUCATION

MFT License #MQ022460 July 1986
MFA Creative Writing, 2004, USF
MA Psychology, 1984, New College of California
BA Women’s Studies and English Literature, 1978 Binghamton University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sinai Memorial Chapel; Mourner Care Counselor 2015-present
Clinical Director for A Home Within; Pro-bono therapy for foster children 2010-2013
Clinical Supervisor for CIIS students 2004 – current
Private Psychotherapy Practice
Clinical Supervisor @ Haight Ashbury Psychological Services
Orals Examiner for BBSE
Geriatric Therapist and Team Leader for Bridge Medical Group, San Mateo
Shelter Advocate @Marin Abused Women’s Services
MFT Intern @ Catholic Charities and Headstart Program
Counselor & Medical Aide @ Planned Parenthood

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

EMDR Certification 2015
Existential Humanist Psychology Certification and ongoing training 2014-present
Psychoanlytic Reading Group 2009-2015
Psychoanylytic Colloquium 2010-Present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; Local and State Chapters