About Me

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I became a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern after a 20 year successful career in the high tech industry. I bring from this background an understanding of stresses that can arise and how they can affect our relationships. 

 


As you consider choosing me for your therapist, you will want to know that I am qualified to provide the help you want. The following are highlights of the education, experience, current clinical activities and affiliations that I draw on in serving my clients. I am practicing at Holos Institute under the supervision of 

Jan Edl Stein, LMFT #MFT25863.

APPROACH

My approach to psychotherapy is based on relational psychology and informed by latest research in attachment theory. The latest findings in neuroscience tell us that safe and trusting relationships are crucial to our mental well-being. When relating to a skilled and emotionally attuned therapist, inner defenses can begin to soften allowing underlying psychological wounds to emerge and be attended to. As a relational psychotherapist, I will offer this type of experience. In addition to being relationally focused, I integrate Jungian perspective to therapy. In Jungian psychotherapy, our problems are understood in the context of the whole person. Softening our defenses helps us see all parts of our personalities and teaches us to accept and integrate all our parts. This integration results in us living an authentic life as oneself. 

Education

M.A in  Counseling Psychology with depth emphasis, Pacifica Graduate Institute

PsyD Canditate at California Integral Institute - Starting September 2018

Additional training in couple counseling, grief counseling, domestic violence, adolescent development, family therapy, group psychotherapy and Jungian Psychotherapy

Emotional Focus Couples Therapy Externship 

Social Dreaming Matrix Facilitation

Embodied Imagination Dream Group Facilitation

Jung Institute pre-clinician Training, San Francisco Jung Institute

Continuing education in Eco-psychology at Holos Institute in San Francisco, California.

Graduate Certificate , Advanced Program Management, Stanford University

B.S. in  Business Administration with emphasis on Industrial.and Operations Management, Florida State University

Areas of specialization

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Early Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Midlife issues
  • Death, dying and grief

affiliations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists  
  • American Psychological Association
  • Jung Institute , San Francisco
  • Holos Institute, San Francisco
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