I have been working as a
psychotherapist for 29 years. I received my
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Michigan
State University in 1985. I also have an M.A.
in School Counseling and an M. A. in
Education, with emphasis in French. I taught
French and Spanish in public school in
Michigan in my first career.
I worked at Michigan State Universityís
Student Counseling Center with students
clients. I was a supervising
psychologist at Campion Counseling Center in
Santa Monica, where we helped mothers and
children involved in domestic violence. I have
been working in private practice since 1987.
My training and professional development areas
range from psychoanalytic theory to more
attachment based and brain based therapies,
such as Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR.
I have training in parenting education,
couples therapy, trauma resolution, and body
Iíve led groups for Compulsive Overeaters,
Women Who Love Too Much, and Creating Better
I have worked with many individuals in
recovery from substance abuse, and am familiar
with and supportive of recovery groups.
I have supervised many beginning therapists to
become effective healers, both in counseling
centers and in private practice.