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...humor more than anything else in the human makeup, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a second.
— Viktor Frankl

My approach is non-judgmental, direct but warm, and genuine. I’m here to keep you moving forward. I have specialized training in Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), working with Partners of PSB, Emotional Dependency, and recovery from Trauma. I draw on the teachings of Modern Attachment Theory, 12-Step Recovery, and Mindfulness, assisting you in becoming more grounded, authentic, and fulfilled your life and relationships. I am Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained and implement this approach in effort to help slow down physiological upsets often resulting from single-instance trauma. I tailor my sessions to meet your current needs, work collaboratively with you to create goals, and keep you moving towards them.

General Background                                                        

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 84268) and adjunct supervisor at The Wright Institute in Berkeley. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in General Psychology from San Francisco State University, and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. In addition to seeing clients, I travel around the country providing lectures on affect regulation and attachment, write articles, and enjoy spending time with family.

 Other Professional Education

30 Hour Multidimensional Trauma Course-The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists, 2016

Advanced Training for Problematic Sexual Behavior-Society For The Advancement of Sexual Health, 2015

Allan Schore Neuropsychology and Early Attachment Study Group 2013-2015

EMDR Trained Levels I & II, 2012

Child-Centered Psychotherapy Intensive, 2012

Effects of Trauma on Human Development and Neurobiology, 2011