My background is a bit unique for a psychologist. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in psychology, I worked for several years as head of a non-profit agency that provided skills training, on-the-job training, and vocational counseling to low income individuals. When funding disappeared, I left that work to head the HR function of a new division of a large medical electronics firm. Finally, following a calling I had felt since my teenage years, I went back to school and received my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. I've now worked as a therapist for over 12 years.
While I've done counseling in every job I've had, the common thread of my background is a real desire to work with people in a way that helps them create lives that are meaningful and fulfilling. I have had the privilege of working with an extremely diverse group of people in my life--ethnically, socio-economically, and in terms of sexual orientation.
B.A. Pyschology, U.C. Berkeley
Master's in Public Administration (M.P.A.), Consortium of CA State Colleges and Universities
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology with emphasis in depth psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Two year training in Somatic Transformation (completed 2008)
Past President Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study