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My Background

I have extensive training, education and experience working in the fields of human services, grief and loss, somatic healing, touch work and psychotherapy.

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (1992)

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (TM) Certificate, 3 year advanced training for trauma treatment

  • Transforming Touch Practitioner Certificate (2023) advanced therapeutic touch work for the treatment for developmental trauma

  • California Marriage and Family Therapist License (1996)

  • Provided traditional psychodynamic therapy to children, teens and adults  (1990-2003)

  • Provided individual and group therapy in social service agencies such as battered women’s and homeless shelters, educational settings, hospitals and in-patient treatment centers (1985-2000)

  • Specialized training in grief and loss counseling providing individual and group grief counseling to bereaved clients. (2018-present)

  • Training in EFT Tapping, Shamanic journeying, art process expressive arts, and mindfulness (ongoing)

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A little about me and my passions.... 

I have spent my life getting to know myself and I'm continually striving to deepen my connection to myself and to others.

I consider myself an introvert, but I love being with people when I'm feeling the energy to socialize.

I love nature, meditation & quiet reflection and steeping tea…

I work hard at cooking, baking and keeping plants alive. I also love pets, exercise and excitement! I've been taking (and leading) dance classes for many years, and it's one of my favorite things to do.

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