Credentials

Professional Experience

Private Practice

Marriage Family Therapist

Practicing as a psychotherapist, I have been counseling adults and adolescents for over 8 years. I specialize in assisting clients with a wide range of problems including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, neglect, abuse, trauma, body image and substance use/abuse.

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Clinical Training Associate and Adjunct Faculty

Some of the courses I have instructed are, Family Systems and Domestic Violence I and II, and Psychopharmacology, my specialty is:

Process of Psychotherapy I, II, III, a yearlong course for 1st year students that introduces students to the foundational skills in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship within the framework of the basic concepts, theory and practice of humanistic psychology.

Clinical Practice I, II, III, a yearlong course for 2nd year students where they learn interventions, assessment, treatment planning and how to do case presentations based on their clients at their practicum site.

Twin Rivers Unified School District

School Counselor

Brought on board to create and manage a behavioral counseling and resource center for students and parents of a Title I, culturally diverse middle school. Developed and implemented innovative programs to expose students to greater opportunities and healthy life choices. Conducted one-on-one and group counseling sessions, addressing a comprehensive spectrum of issues.

Education

Masters of Science in Counseling CSU, Sacramento
Graduated magna cum laude
Dual Specialization in
Marriage, Family & Child Counseling
School Counseling

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, U.C. Santa Barbara

Licensure

California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #47319

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Credential Pupil Personnel Service

Professional Affiliation

Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Member, Santa Barbara California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Additional Training

ASCA: A Framework for School Counseling Programs Leadership
Training and Consultation for School Counseling

  •  2008 Beginning Level
  •  2009 Intermediate Level
  •  2010 Advanced Level