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Education & Training



Formal Education

  • Master of Science with emphasis in Marital Family Therapy,                            

       California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1997

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University California Santa Barbara, 1992


  • 2004~present: Private clinical practice, Westlake Village, CA

  • 2010~2015 and 2018 to present: Clinical Supervisor, Prototype Women’s Center, Oxnard, CA

      Supervising trainees and interns providing evidence-based therapeutic services to women & their children         in residential drug & alcohol treatment.

  • 2009~2014: Founder & Clinical Director, Family Hope & Recovery, Inc.

      Our team of clinicians provided cost-effective, on-site, evidence-based therapeutic programming for the           families residing at RAIN Transitional Living Center, Camarillo, CA. Services and Programming included:

  • mental health assessments

  • crisis intervention

  • adult, family, couple and child therapy

  • Parenting

  • Co-parenting

  • Anger Mgmt.

  • Addiction

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Attendance of IEP (Independent Education Plan) meetings

  • Child enrichment programs


  • 2001-2009: Miracle For Moms, Ventura County Behavioral Health Partner,

       Helped families receiving Cal Works benefits identify barriers to employment through:

  • individual, family, couple and teen therapy

  • outreach

  • crisis intervention

  • mental health assessments

  • development & implementation of behavioral health programming to assist clients in meeting their Cal Works and/or court mandates

  • Parenting

  • Anger Mgmt

  • Self-Esteem

  • Partnered with Children Family Services, Employment Specialists, Client Benefit Specialists, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Program.

Additional Licensing, Certifications and Training

  • EMDR/EMDRIA trained~Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing 

  • Six-week Mindful for the Youth training through Mindful Schools to commence April 2016

  • Four-week Training & Applications of Mindful  Awareness & Resonance to Pscyhotherapy to commence April 2016

  • LPCC~ Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 2014

  • Certified Supervisor through CAMFT’s Supervisor Program, 2011

  • Certified Adult and Adolescent Anger Mgmt Facilitator (Anderson & Anderson Intervention Model) 2007

Professional Affiliations and Membership

  • EMDRIA Full Member~ EMDR International Association

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

  • VC-CAMFT, Ventura County Chapter of CAMFT

  • The National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), Gold Member

  • 2001-First 5, Neighborhood for Learning- Reviewed applications for funds from the Prop 10 California Children and Families Act of 1998



  • “Think, Feel & Do Your Way to a Happier You”

Think, Feel and Do Your Way to a Healthier You


  • 3 Easy Ways to Happiness.” Psychcentral 10-5-15

3 Easy Ways to Happiness


  • “Is Anger a Problem For You?,” article selected and published by ICFA University Press, Professional Reference Book: “Managing Anger,” for students, research scholars and working executives (2009).

  • “Is Anger a Problem For You?,” article selected and published by (CAMFT) the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (2006).

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