I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have a masters degree in marriage and family therapy, with an emphasis in gerontology. I have extensive experience in working with all aspects of grief and loss, and I am certified through the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the American Academy of Bereavement. I have worked throughout my career with older adults in individual and group settings as well as community workshops.
I also have extensive experience in trauma recovery with victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes, and with adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. I have worked extensively with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse, and I have worked with parents to heal the effects of trauma and abuse on their children. I am certified through the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and a graduate of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner training.
My previous career was in human resources, and I have a Master of Science degree in Business Administration. I have worked with staff and senior executives in the corporate environment, the public sector, and nonprofit agencies.
Professional Certifications and Affiliations
Certificate in Thanatology (CT)
- Association of Death Education and Counseling
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
- International Association of Trauma Professionals
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP)
- Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (Dr. Peter Levine)
Member, American Academy of Bereavement
Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Member, Coastside Therapists, San Mateo County
Member, San Mateo County Disaster Mental Health Response Team