My career path has been varied. I started as a publicist — then worked as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Both these careers were about my love of people. I had a burning desire to understand what made people expand and retract, struggle or thrive. I’ve interviewed hundreds of fascinating people throughout my professional life.
I earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology and trained with both Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) and Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) in Santa Barbara. Additionally, I’ve taken training focused on helping couples through the Gottman Institute and Sue Johnson’s EFT. I am trained to work with trauma via Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I’m certified in Sex Addiction Therapy (CSAT). Currently I’m earning a PhD in Clinical Sexology.
I also have considerable experience working with LGBT individuals and couples. I teach as adjunct faculty in the masters program at Antioch University Santa Barbara and I’m currently president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SB-CAMFT).
Please email or call for a free consultation. Phone: 805-699-6834.