ABOUT ME

 

My theoretical orientation is psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, with training in Family Systems Theory, Marriage and Couples Counseling, Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology.  I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and EMDR for trauma.


As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my approach is to provide insight, support and practical feedback.  It is a highly personalized technique to help each individual or couple with their particular dynamics, and life challenges.



Education:


California Graduate institute, MA, MFT, PhD


University of Wisconsin, Madison, MS, Neurological Disorders of Speech and Language Development. Clinical Audiology. Communication Disorders.


University of California, Berkeley. Visual Design and Photography


New England Of Acupuncture


University of Paris, Sorbonne, French Language, Culture and Civilization


Professional Affiliations:


CAMFT California Association of Marriage and Family Counselors

EMDRIA EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing


Publication:


Journal of Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990, 83, 291-298. Alexithymia and Visual Perception.


Internships:


Options Counseling Center, 1987-1991.

Experience with addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss and PTSD.


Experience working with adult children of alcoholics, alexithymia, gay and lesbian concerns,  personality disorders, abuse and neglect.


A Touch of Care. 1987-1990. Program Specialist for adults and adolescents in a residential treatment center.


On-Site Rehabilitation management. 1995-1996.

Counseling patients in hospice care with HIV and elderly patients.


Other experience:


Developed, owned and operated Le Cookie, S.A.R.L., a chocolate chip cookie company in Paris France. Le Cookie introduced chocolate chip cookies and brownies to the French. 1980-1985.


Taught English as a Second Language at the Banque Nationale de Paris. Paris, France. 


I do not discriminate against culture, creed nor sexual orientation.


 

The aim of life is it to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware


           (henry miller)