focus, therapeutic presence and clarity are enhanced by numerous
personal practices. My daily meditation practice of over
twenty years supports me in accessing my inner wisdom. Qigong
and the Feldenkreis Method assist me with balance and neutrality.
Horseback riding and my relationship with my horse connect
me with nature and support me in listening in a deeper way.
have extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient treatment
settings for psychiatric care, eating disorders, addictions
and codependence, domestic violence, anger management, and
Employee Assistance Program assessment and referral.
In 1992 I helped found the graduate program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. My courses included Group Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the year long Supervised Practicum for students in their initial clinical placements.
My offices are located in northern San Diego County in Solana Beach and Vista.
Education, Credentials, Professional Achievements
Psychology, Virginia Tech University, 1975
Counseling Psychology, Professional School for Psychological
Applied Psychology, University of Santa Monica, 1990
year post-graduate training in Gestalt Psychotherapy with
and Myriam Polster at APA approved Gestalt Training Center
Levels I & II and advanced coursework
Model of Couples' Therapy with Dr. Ellyn Bader
- Brainspotting: Levels 1 & 2 and advanced coursework
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy-EFT
Marriage and Family therapist, MC20795, California, 1985
Therapist, Certificate of Completion, Gestalt Training
Group Psychotherapist, National Registry, 1994-2012
- Certified EMDR Therapist, 2002
- Certified EFT Therapist-Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2010
- Certified Supervisor-Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2012
successful proposal resulting in funding for a residential
psychiatric treatment center on behalf of Community Research Foundation,
Faculty, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Santa
Health Conference Coordinator, “Tapping the Power
featuring Jack Canfield. Organized for the California Association of
and Family Therapists, North County San Diego, 1995
of the Year, Community Research Foundation, 1985
of Santa Monica, 1994
Association of Marriage & Family Therapist, North San
Diego Chapter, 1995