• Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, English major, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • California Secondary Education Teaching Credential
  • Human Resources Management Certificate, University of California Extension, Berkeley


  • Alameda County Medical Center, Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro in Outpatient Psychiatric Services (OPS) working with individuals and adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Conducted five groups a week including three Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups.
  • Alameda County Crisis Support Services (CSS), answering calls on the crisis and suicide hotline. Provided grief counseling to individuals and on-site and in-home counseling services to senior adults.
  • Elementary schools in Oakland and Walnut Creek providing counseling to children between the ages of five and eleven years.


  • School Counselor, Walnut Creek School District providing services to children in grades K-5 both individually and in groups. Consultations with parents, teachers and administrators.
  • High School English and Remedial Reading teacher, Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
  • Owner/operator of two retail stores in Berkeley and Walnut Creek.
  • Director of Admissions and Student Services, The Wright Institute, Berkeley.


  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Clinical Member
  • East Bay Chapter of CAMFT
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • Association for Play Therapy (APT)