About Me

HAVING SPENT MANY YEARS in the business world, mostly in high tech, some time ago I decided to pursue an old dream and follow a path to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Returning to graduate school, I obtained a Masters degree in counseling psychology and then continued on to achieve a Doctor of Education, also in counseling psychology. I’ve now been in the practice of psychotherapy for over two decades.

Previously, as a county mental health clinician in northern California, I worked with severely emotionally disturbed children in a school setting for five years. For several years after that, I provided counseling and case management services for adults diagnosed with a mental illness who were involved in the criminal justice system as part of a community program designed to keep them out of jail or prison.

In my private practice, I see adults and couples in effective telehealth sessions. My focus is on such issues as grief and loss, anger, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, communication concerns, impulsivity, parenting, sexuality and gender identity.

My therapy style blends psychodynamic, relational and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approaches built on a foundation of real life experience and compassion, with a touch of humor thrown in for good measure. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)


California Rehab Centers and Addiction Resources (Vallejo)

World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)

Addiction Center