Additional support is often needed whether you are experiencing sudden changes or dealing with a chronically dissatisfying situation...
Whether you are an individual or a couple, I am committed to working together to help you face difficulties in yourself and in your situation. I provide a private and confidential space for you share and a supportive place for you to learn new ways of being and relating.
Benefits of Psychotherapy:
When struggles and opportunities are are met with acceptance and compassion in the context of a safe and trusting relationship, we are often able to reconnect with our strengths and feel more joy and connection in our lives
Psychotherapy is a collaborative and interactive relationship. It is a process of feeling comfortable to share and be yourself in a safe and accepting relationship to look at what is really real for you.
HOW I WORK:
The session is space and time devoted entirely on your needs. We work together to discover what you think, feel and want and find options and choices that meet your needs. I provide clinical feedback, facilitate guided practice exercises, provide psycho-education, and suggestions for life between sessions.
Couples, Lesbian, Gay, StraightSingles
Transitions : divorce, single parent, marriage, retirement, geographical move, new job...
Daily Life Stress
Bringing Baby Home
Pre-partum, Post-Partum Attachment
Couples Therapy (gay, straight)
Caregivers/Parents Coaching on Infants 0-12
Couples Coaching with male co-facilitator ( lawyer & mediator trained)
Singles (male/ female, gay, straight)
Late Teens (female)/Young Adults(female)
Therapists, pre-licensed and licensed
A variety of work settings such as community mental health, government employees, military, substance abuse, hospital chaplaincy, employee assistance counselor, consultant and trainer, clinical supervisor of therapists, private practice and volunteer opportunities have contributed to my clinical experience
To enrich my skills I participate in ongoing professional training, consultation and workshops ignorer to be engaged, current and vital in my field.
Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus, Psychology & Administration of Justice, B.S.,1981
University of San Diego, Paralegal Certificate, 1981
Loma Linda University, Marriage & Family Therapy, Dean's List M.S., 1986
University of Southern California, Pd.D. Candidate 1986-1987
Board of Behavioral Sciences LMFT, 1991
Educator, Bringing Baby Home, Gottman Institute, 2016
NCAST Caregiver/Parent-Child Interaction, 2017
UC DAVIS, Fellowship Infant-Parent Mental Health, 2017
Couples Therapy (Models by Gottman, Resnicks, Johnson). Educator, Bringing Baby Home :Psycho-education program for parents of children up to 3 years of age. Evaluator, Caregiver/Parent-Child Interaction 0-12 during feeding.
Accelerated Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Gestalt Therapy: a holistic, experiential, present centered approach
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Biblical studies, Jewish studies, Philosophy, Meditation
Parent-Infant Mental Health, Fellowship UC DAVIS
"Certificate of Excellence" for outstanding performance and lasting contribution for development and facilitation of a "Lunch & Learn" program.
"Past President", Inland Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist.
Received Award for "Outstanding Chapter Leader", California Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.
Docent, Getty Villa Malibu, 2013-2017
Community Service, 2013-2017
I work with all private pay clients and PPO's as an "Out of Network" provider. I do offer a sliding scale fee option for those you need this accommodation. When working with a PPO insurance I accept payment up front for the session and I provide you with a statement for your health plan for your reimbursement.