PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CREDENTIALS
- California Marriage and Family Therapist License MFT 40345
- Adjunct Professor – Pepperdine University
- EMDR Trained and Certified Therapist, member of EMDRIA
- Brainspotting – Trained Therapist
- Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) – Trained Therapist
- CAMFT Certified Supervisor for MFT Interns
- Member of CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
- Member American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
GROUPS, TRAININGS AND PUBLISHED WORK
AskAdoption.com: Coaching, consulting and support for the adoption and foster care community
Making Sense of Adoption: Workshop providing adoption awareness, education and training for therapists, teachers and healthcare practitioners to establish a deeper understanding of adoption related issues and how to best serve the adoption population.
Published work: Huffington Post, Adoption Today, GoodTherapy.org and various on line publications.
Regular guest therapist on the podcast Adoptees ON
Conference Presenter: Concerned United Birth Parents, California Adoption Conference, Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, American Adoption Conference, Hear Me Now, Heritage Family Camps,
Consulting therapist for The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, Young and Healthy, Pasadena, CA and numerous in-patient and day treatment facilities.
Crisis Response Team Intensive Training Supervisor – 10 week training offered for those desiring to be trained in crisis intervention and second responder work in conjunction with police, sheriff and fire personnel.
Pro-bono work for A Home Within – provide on-going weekly therapy for foster youth and former foster youth.
CLINICAL TRAINING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Private practice – Los Angeles, California ~ 2003 – present
The Maple Counseling Center – Beverly Hills, California ~ 2000-2002
Executive Supervisor: Maple Center Crisis Response Team ~ 2000-2010
New Directions for Youth – Van Nuys, California ~ 1998-2000
Founder/Director, Let’s Learn Tutoring Service, Los Angeles, California ~1996-2009
MA in Clinical Psychology – Antioch University, Los Angeles, California
BA in Communications – Pepperdine University, Malibu, California