Philosophy & Background

I believe in your ability to achieve your goals. I will do my best to bring understanding, empathy and curiosity to help us make sense of yourself. My therapeutic style is a blend of many interests. These include relational psychoanalytic models, attachment theory, somatic based approaches and trauma treatment philosophy. In my free time I enjoy creating collage, reading and romping with my big dogs.

Over the past 30 years I’ve worked extensively with trauma survivors in a rape crisis center, domestic violence centers, inpatient psychiatric units, and family service agencies. I’ve offered trainings and workshops in sexual abuse treatment, dissociative identity disorder and PTSD as well as expressive art therapy and collage workshops. I have also been an adjunct faculty member at JFK University located in Pleasant Hill. My recent training experience has been through the Yolo-Solano chapter of CAMFT. I have been active in serving the LGBTQ community and co-founded GAYLESTA (Gay Lesbian Therapist Association) a Bay Area referral and social group.  At present I am a supervisor for The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley and a Candidate in psychoanalysis at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis


M.Ed in Expressive Art Therapy, Lesley College, Cambridge, Mass, 1981
Ph.D in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1988
License: MFT 23874 granted in 1987

Professional Organizations

CAMFT (California Association of Marriage, Family Therapists) State level, East Bay CAMFT, Sacramento Valley CAMFT and Yolo-Solano CAMFT

The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA

My office locations are conveniently located in downtown Davis and Berkeley near the N. Berkeley BART station.


I look forward to speaking with you.