I have 30+ years experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor in non-profit, educational, and private practice settings.
As a supervisor and teacher, my nature lends to a warm and interactive experience. With sensitivity for clinicians’ diverse learning styles and degrees of experience, my openness, and humor helps people feel safe regardless of the material they bring to the sessions. I am strongly committed to an unfolding process whereby therapists deepen their psychological and emotional understanding of themselves as they promote that in others.
My theoretical approach is eclectic, as I draw from psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and gestalt theories. My many years of experience working in a variety of community based as well as private practice settings have shown me that what is most essential, is my openness and flexibility when navigating and collaborating on a therapeutic direction.
Since 2009, I have taught as an adjunct professor in the MA Psychology Dept. at CIIS and other institutions in the bay area. My courses have included Addiction, Mental Health Resiliency, Psychopathology, and Multicultural Counseling. As Assistant Professor in the Community Mental Health Department of California Institute of Integral Studies, I teach and supervise students in Group Practicum. I am a former instructor of Human Diversity and Cross Cultural counseling at Holy Names and Patten Universities. Currently I teach courses on Understanding Anxiety and Depression within the Kaiser Adult Behavioral Health Dept. in Oakland, CA.