MY PRACTICE

I have a general practice—that is, I am interested in seeing anybody who is looking for help. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

In addition to my training in a range of psychotherapeutic issues, I have a particular background in working with:

  • Sexuality and gender issues, including the special concerns of LGBTQIA+ clients

  • Teens, including at-risk and drug-using teens

  • Survivors of sexual abuse

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • President (2007), Santa Cruz Chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists (this is the professional organization for the California Marriage and Family Therapists)

  • Clinical supervisor, Youth Services, for clinicians in training and paraprofessionals working in community-based settings

  • Clinical supervisor at WomenCARE, which provides support groups and services for women wiht cancer

  • Cofounder (2006) of the Rainbow Program at Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, which trained psychotherapy interns and trainees in working with LGBTQIA+ clients. The program especially served those working with low-income clients. 

  • Group therapist at Survivors Healing Center in Santa Cruz for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

  • Individual, family, and group therapist at Youth Services in Watsonville and Santa Cruz, working with dual-diagnosis teens, primarily Latinx youth, in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse

  • Individual and couples therapist at Family Services, where I worked with people seeking help for depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues, and other general practice problems

  • Children's therapist at Nimitz Elementary School in Milpitas in an internship in conjunction with John F. Kennedy University's Counseling Center.