Welcome to my website, thank you for taking the time to see if I might be a good fit for you or your family. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. I have expertise in talk, art therapy, biofeedback, and EMDR to assist people in understanding their feelings and work through difficult situations. I have a gentle and compassionate manner that invites participation and fosters growth. I also use a sense of humor to help easy anxiety in the office setting. My combination of approaches is tailored to each individual. When working with children, I offer support to parents regarding behavior management and communication with their children. With adolescents and adults, I work collaboratively in setting goals and empowering them to achieve success and happiness.
With over 17 years experience assisting children, adolescents and families I have created my own style in working with this population. In addition to being a private practitioner, I have presented at national conferences and colleges speaking on the topics of art therapy and biofeedback.
I utilize a variety of techniques including play therapy, sand play, art therapy, verbal therapy, EMDR and biofeedback. I maintain a private practice in Davis, California.
Master's in Marital and Family Therapy, emphasis in Art Therapy- The College of Notre Dame,1994
Elementary Education, San Francisco State University, 1990
Bachelor's of Arts, Psychology, Sonoma State University, 1988
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 37551)
Board Certified Art Therapist (98-083)
Board Certified Biofeedback Clinician (B3602)
Gladys' Agell Research Award-Art Therapy
Medical Art Therapy with Children, 1999, edited by Cathy Malchiodi
Chapter 2 " Physiological Affects of Children Creating Mandalas"
American Art Therapy Association
My work experience includes working in psychiatric hospital settings, a county mental health clinic, non-public schools, day treatment programs, regular elementary, junior high and senior high schools, charter schools, and therapeutic equine assisted programs.