“Be the change you wish to see in the world”
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. I received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1993 and continue to receive advanced training and education in a wide variety of areas related to mental health.
My work as a marriage and family therapist has been informed by Family Systems Theory, Hakomi – a mindful and somatic approach, Attachment Theory and the work of Daniel Hughes, Daniel Stern and Daniel Siegel.
I thoroughly enjoy my work with individuals, couples and families. I have the highest regard for an individual’s need to explore, find meaning and embrace their values, beliefs and goals. In doing so, one is able to be true to oneself. Standing firmly in who we are supports the ability to make healthy choices.
My work with clients fosters an open, collaborative, supportive environment from which to gain insight and clarity into what is really important.
The focus of my work tends to be in the areas of:
- Parenting Issues
- Women’s Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Work with individuals & families through life transitions
- Grief and Loss
- Co-parenting through separation and divorce
- Adoption related issues, (I have many years of experience working with all members of the triad; adoptee, birth parent and adoptive parent)
- Play therapy with children ages five and up
I have worked as a Child Specialist in collaborative divorce cases and with “A Home Within” doing pro-bono work as a therapist with foster/adopted children and their families.
I recently retired after 10 years at New Perspectives of Marin (Bay Area Community Resources) providing individual and group supervision to MFT, Psy.D and LCSW interns working towards licensure.