Work experience

 

Private Practice    LMFT #50574                                                                            May 2009 - present

My services offer a safe, containing space to explore whatever issue presents itself. Through mindfulness, together we create a bite size approach to what otherwise might seem insurmountable. Specializing in: Substance Abuse, Depression, Life Transitions, Parenting, Anxiety, Couples Issues, Managing Illness, Grief and Loss, Postpartum Issues, Non Violent Communication

Bay Area Community Resources                                                                          September 2012- December 2015

Assessment Specialist

Using the GAIN (Global Appraisal of Individual Needs) an evidence based assessment tool to assess individuals for drug and alcohol abuse and or dependence. Provide my clients with referrals to services that best fit their needs.

 

Community Institute for Psychotherapy                                                          September 2013 - September 2015

Supervisor

As a supervisor, I work to support trainees and interns to reach their most authentic self as a therapist.  I offer a safe container for them to explore countertransference, projections, expectations of them as a therapist, and ethical and legal guidelines for their profession.

My experience includes supervision of trainees and Marriage Family Therapist interns.

Alternative Family Services                        Oakland, CA                                           December 2007 – June 2009
Permanency Worker – Mental Health
Provided community based therapy to children and families within the foster care system.
Completed assessments and treatment plans in an effort to create permanence in foster child’s life.
Assessed the needs of the family members involved and made necessary referrals.
Took part in regular staff meetings and group supervisions in an effort to work collaboratively with other mental health providers.

 

Marin Services for Women                        Corte Madera, CA                              September 2004 – July 2005

Intern – Student at Pacifica Graduate Institute            

Acted as a Case Manager and therapist to women in the early stages of recovery from substance abuse. Co-Facilitated Evening Outpatient Groups, providing a space for participants to find support while staying clean and sober.

 

Ritter Center                                                  San Rafael, CA                                          September 2004- July 2005
Volunteer Outreach Coordinator – Part Time
Managed Volunteers while ensuring that they were trained and well supervised.
Coordinated community involvement within and around the community, which helped enable the agency to meet the needs of the homeless clients.

Education

 

Pacifica Graduate Institute                        Carpinteria, CA
2003-2007
M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Towson University                            Baltimore, MD  
1994
B.A Degree in Sociology

2010 - present

2010 - present

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