About Me

My experience in working with individuals, couples and families have spanned over 20 years in California and Hawaii.  I received my clinical training from Fuller Theological Seminary in the Marriage and Family Therapy program in Los Angeles after completing a Bacheolor’s of Arts degree in Sociology from Occidental College.  In seeking to diversify my experience as a therapist, I have worked in various mental health centers with a range of client populations from chronically mentally ill adults to children in elementary school and teenagers in high school. I believe that to work effectively with children and adolescents, families need to be included, so I have extensive experience working with families.  The last few years I have focused on working with couples, giving marriage seminars and workshops on numerous marriage enrichment topics. I have training and experience in family systems theory, psychodynamic therapies, as well as cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies, which I utilize based on the lives and stories of each person and/or persons. 

I have been married for over 20 years and so understand from experience the effort needed to make a good and healthy marriage work. I am also a mother of two young boys, so I have great empathy for all mothers, who seek to balance their personal, family and work lives.