About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 25 years experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields.

Some of my specialties:

  •  Couples counseling and communication work.
  •  Parenting/step-parenting issues.  
  •  Depression
  •  Anxiety/Stress.  
  •  Gay and Lesbian issues.
  •  Chemical Dependency including early and later recovery
  •  Couples counseling during recovery
  •  Adult Children of Alcoholics  
  •  Grief
  •  Employment/Career concerns
  •  Family of Origin issues

Licenses and Certifications:

I am licensed in California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW (Lic #10103) and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic.#16279).  I am Board Certified in Clinical Social Work by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work and have a Certificate in Continuing Education/Alcoholism from UCSD.

Work Experience:

    Therapist in Private Practice since 1987

    Employee Assistance Program Counselor

    Program Director, hospital Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program

    Health Educator, hospital Adult & Adolescent Chemical Dependency program

    Family Therapist, Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program

    Family Therapist at a Residential Treatment Center for children and their families

    Teacher/Guidance Counselor, junior and senior high school students & families