I am grateful to do the work that I do; it has been a true calling. I aim to assist others in navigating through life’s challenges, bearing witness to their unique stories and work towards growth and change. I am often in awe of people’s capacity to heal themselves with a little assistance. What an honor!
My approach and style is integrative, collaborative and non-judgmental. My training and experience is a blend of psychodynamic, relational, health psychology, ecopsychology and multicultural/feminist awareness. I bring the qualities of presence, genuine caring and warmth to create a safe atmosphere. An important way of supporting clients is through attending to the therapeutic relationship. Studies have shown that the single most important factor in successful treatment outcomes is the relationship between therapist and client.
I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 12 years. I have worked with individuals, couples, adolescents, families and groups in several settings. I have worked in university college counseling centers, medical settings, non-profit agencies, high schools and substance abuse treatment centers. I have created and co-led group therapy on various topics. I have developed and helped lead wilderness experiences with youth and college students.
Areas of specialty include:
- Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar Spectrum)
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
- College Students
- Health Psychology/Medical Support/Pain Management
AEDP Immersion Training, San Diego 2018
PsychStrategies Inc.- Group Practice
Open Door Community Health Centers/North Country Clinic- Behavioral Health & Prenatal Services
Humboldt State University- Staff Psychologist, Group and Outreach Coordinator
Post-Doctoral Fellowship- University of San Francisco-Counseling Center
Pre-Doctoral Internship (APA Accredited)- Johns Hopkins University
Internship/Practicum- Saint Mary’s College- Counseling Center
Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) California School of Professional Psychology-San Francisco
M.A. Clinical Psychology California School of Professional Psychology-San Francisco
B.A. Psychology Sonoma State University
Certified Ecotherapist- Wilderness Reflections
Wilderness First Aid- NOLS/REI