Professional Biography

I have worked as a school, hospital, and corporate psychologist, and thus offer  a unique breadth and depth of knowledge and insight to my clients. My continued inquiry into the connection of mind, body and spirit enables me to provide a holistic approach in my independent practice.

As a corporate psychologist I developed and coordinated the Employee Assistance Program for the corporate headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, (PG&E) in San Francisco, CA. There I coached and consulted to executives, helped support employees in need, presented educational programs on various topics, and provided clinical assessment, mediation, crisis intervention and trauma response. My work inside the corporate world has enabled me to better understand my clients’ work related challenges.

I have served on the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association, and am a Past-Chair of the Division of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I am  also currently an active member of the Marin County Psychological Association.

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical/Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, CA, and previous to that earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling.  I am also credentialed as a School Psychologist, certified in Interactive Guided Imagery and hypnosis, and am a Tilt365 Certified Practitioner.

On a  personal note, I know what it is to face challenges. I self-financed all my education beyond high school, was a single mother for 15 years, and am a cancer survivor. Since sustaining a personal trauma and learning from the experience, I have led workshops aimed at deepening and escalating one’s developmental process and emotional growth, which I believe leads to a more effective, powerful, and balanced work and personal life.

Speaker and Educator

As an educator I have taught at UCSF Medical School, California School of Professional Psychology and Golden Gate University, and have been a featured speaker for the California Psychological Association and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. I served as the national radio spokesperson for a research project on the American Woman sponsored by Mervyn’s of California, and appeared on television and in news articles as an expert on workplace dynamics, work stress and the interpersonal dynamics of men and women in the workplace.

Community Service

I am proud to have been a volunteer with several Marin-based nonprofit organizations, including:

  • Clinical supervisor and educator for doctoral interns at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy
  • Board Member for Marin Abused Women’s Services
  • Active with Beyond Differences, an organization aimed at ending social isolation among middle school students
  • Board Member and a Division Chair with the California Psychological Association,  for which my work has earned me an Outstanding Contribution Leadership Award, and
  • Associate member of the Blue Star Moms of Marin, helping to support our troops overseas.