Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, Northern California Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, The Psychotherapy Institute.


I have over 20 years in the field of mental health. I hold both a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a Masters of Social Work degree from Hunter College in New York. I completed a 3-year training program at the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, as well as a year-long psychotherapy training program accredited by the Royal Academy of Arts at Spectrum Therapy Institute in London.

I have been in the field of trauma intervention since 1994, working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and later with individuals affected by cancer. I have provided direct care to clients, as well as improved institutional policies and trained professionals to better respond to people in crisis. I speak Spanish and work with bilingual clients.

Specializing in parenting since 2006, I trained in child-parent psychotherapy at the UCSF Infant-Parent Program, and was Director of Parenting Education at Family Centered Services of Connecticut, a program that serves families involved with Child Protective Services and struggling with such issues as poverty, mental illness, violence and addiction.