Bio

I deeply enjoy my chosen work. I received my master's degree in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in 2000. Afterwards, I completed the Advanced Post-Graduate Training Program at The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI) in Berkeley, while providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults and couples at TPI's community clinic. I am an active member in my professional community and attend groups, classes, and seminars to keep my practice of therapy up-to-date. Currently, I am a candidate in advanced training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC).

My work is influenced by the experiences I've had working with a diversity of people and organizations. I've held volunteer, clinical, and leadership positions in several non-profit organizations including WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases) and Bay Area Community Resources (BACR). While at WORLD, I provided individual and group clinical supervision to staff, and designed and led a clinical program to support peer advocate/counselors in the work they do with marginalized women and their families living with HIV. While at BACR, I managed school-based social services and provided psychotherapy to students and their families. Currently, I am on the supervisory faculty at TPI and an adjunct faculty member at BACR.

For my article published in the 2010 edition of The Source Magazine published by U.C. Berkeley describing my approach to supervision for peer advocates and counselors working in the field of HIV/AIDS, please click here. For the manual I co-wrote for Boston University's School of Public Health, Building Blocks for Peer Program Success: A Toolkit for Developing HIV Peer Programs, please click here.

My affiliations: The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI); Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC); Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP); and the California Association for Marriage Family Therapists (CAMFT).