Experience:

Almost 30 years providing care and leadership, both in the US and internationally, with experience and expertise in the following areas:
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders, Including Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+ Issues & Needs
  • Integration of Spirituality and Addressing Spiritual Abuse
  • Public Community Mental Health
  • Clinical Supervision & Training
  • Foster Care & Adoption

Education / Certifications:

  • BA in Religious Studies (1986), Occidental College
  • MA in Marital & Family Therapy (1992), Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
  • California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1996) Lic.# LMFT 33594
  • TF-CBT Certified Supervisor and Consultant (2010)
  • RISE (Recognize, Intervene, Support, Empower – LGBTQ+) Trainer (2019)
  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist (2019)
  • EMDRIA Consultant in Training (2019)

Professional Memberships:

  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) – Clinical Member
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

Advanced Training:

  • Personality Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Seeking Safety
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training (AFSP)
  • Basic Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
  • EMDR Flash Desensitization (Manfield)
  • Global EMDR Early Intervention Summit (EMDRIA)
  • Recent Traumatic Episode & Ongoing Traumatic Stress Protocols (Jarero)
  • International EMDR Fieldwork (Bangladesh, Scaling Up EMDR)
  • Pre-Verbal Trauma Protocol (Paulsen)