About Me

I believe that current behaviors and painful feelings can be linked to our past relationships. Many times old patterns of relating can be triggered by new situations, new relationships, trauma or stress. Together, by looking back, we can find new ways of coping and create new and more satisfying way of being with our selves and others.

With over twenty years of experience as a clinician, I am a graduate of both Chapman University and Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. Working with a broad spectrum of issues,  I currently hold a Doctorate in Psychoanalysis , specializing in depth psychology and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  My training includes study in the works or Freud, Winnicott, Klein, Guntrip, and Fairbairn, as well as the current works of Stanley Greenspan, Daniel Stern and other developmental researchers.

In addition, I have approximately seven years experience with North Orange County Community College District, School of Continuing Education, working with single mothers and in career counseling.

Education:
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, PsyD
Chapman University, MA
California State University Fullerton, BA

Additional Training:
Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them: Breaking the Cycle of Physical & Emotional Abuse-CE course
A Clinician's Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy-CE course
Caregiver's Reprieve-CE course

License, Certifications & Awards:
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Certificate in Psychoanalysis
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California

Professional Activities and Memberships :
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute
International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education