My psychotherapy practice is built around helping people create significant changes in the way they are able to live their lives. If you have been challenged by the experience of becoming the parent of a difficult child, have had your life disrupted by trauma, are struggling with food issues, or desire to deepen your understanding of yourself, you will find a welcoming space in my office where you can slow down and reflect.
My therapy work primarily has a psychodynamic focus to help you on your journey of internal understanding and healing. In addition, I use mindfulness, hypnosis, and behavioral techniques to help you transform intense and painful emotions.
I have considerable experience working with adult survivors of childhood abuse as well as individuals with more recent trauma. I find EMDR very helpful in healing from trauma. Clients do heal, and this is work that I enjoy.
My work with eating disorders focuses on outpatient work with adults of all ages. Although it may not be easy, there is hope and the possibility of recovery that allows you to live a more fulfilling life.
My interest in ADHD is both personal and professional. I especially enjoy working the parents of young children to help them create a more rewarding family life in which all can thrive. My initial graduate school training was in child clinical psychology, giving me a rich understanding of child development, attachment issues, parenting work, and play therapy.
Both children and adults enjoy my sand tray as a way to express and understand their inner life in a non-verbal way. Sand Tray work can be truly transformative. My training in Sand Tray World Play was with Gisela Schubach De Domenico, Ph.D.
I live my commitment to growth with my own therapy, regular professional consultation, and a Qigong meditative practice. I hope to share with you the experience that living a mindful and aware life is a true blessing. I look forward to hearing from you.
Education: BA in psychology from Cornell University
Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of California, Davis
License: Licensed psychologist in California PSY8049
- American Psychological Association
- California Psychological Association
- International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
- American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
- Sacramento Valley Psychological Association
- CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders