I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed since 1997. I received my MSW from UC Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree at UCLA. I work with individuals, ages 13 and up. I continue to seek ongoing education in various therapeutic approaches. I have a passion for helping people with who have experienced trauma. I am trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing),  and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/tapping). I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral skills to help people gain readily accessible tools for improved coping. In addition, I integrate parts work into trauma treatment. I also specialize in helping teens and adults manage ADHD, and use a skills based approach with this issue.

I continue to seek out new approaches and modalities. I am an avid reader and life long learner and aim to continue to share new skills with my clients.

Treatment Approach

I will work with you to find which tools  and therapeutic approaches fit best for you. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, and I am most interested in doing what works best, whether it is long-term exploratory therapy or short-term solution focused therapy.

Education & Credentials

  • UC Berkeley, Masters in Social Welfare, 1994
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS 18466, 1997
  • Bachelor’s Degree, English and French Literature 1989
  • Over 20 Years in practice
  • I have extensive experience in both medical and psychiatric settings.
  • Certified EFT Practitioner, EFT Universe
  • EMDR certified, through EMDRIA
  • EMDR International Association member (EMDRIA)
  • CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) member