I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 46755) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (www.camft.org).
Prior to UCSF, I worked with Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a non-profit organization serving children and families, for four years. My practice was based in the community and at schools where I was a consultant for the San Francisco Unified School District. I also did part of my training at the Bonita House Creative Living Center (now Berkeley Creative Wellness Center), a socializing program for adults with severe mental illness.
have gained experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families
with challenges ranging from severe mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar
disorder) to anorexia, trauma, abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), anxiety, depression
and difficulties adjusting to life-changing circumstances (e.g. death of a
loved one, divorce, transitioning through the family life cycle).
I also volunteer to work with veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.