Education, Training, and Experience


M.S. Counseling Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
May 2013 San Diego State University San Diego, California

M.Ed. School Counseling
June 1998 Western Washington University Bellingham, Washington

B.A. Biology and Secondary Teacher’s Certificate
May 1983 University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska


(EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Description: Therapy for individuals and couples to process past emotional injuries and trauma so that they are no long so triggering, overwhelming, and damaging to well- being and relationships.

(EFT) Emotional Focused Therapy Certification
Description: Therapy for Couples, helping couple’s identify, understand, and meet each other’s core needs.

PAIRS Certification
Description: A program for Couples to improve relationships through knowledge and understanding of relationship dynamics, improving communication and empathy skills.

Prepare and Enrich Certification
Description: For Couples, a program utilizing an online assessment to analyze a couple’s strengths and areas of growth.

Domestic Violence Counselor Certification and Sexual Assault Training
Description: A program of awareness and intervention for domestic violence and sexual assault.

(AIT) Advanced Integrative Therapy
Description: Therapy incorporating body (Somatic) and mind to heal emotional wounds.

Gottman Training
Description: Couples therapy and assessment to help couples with increased understanding, connection, and communication.


Counselor in Private Practice in San Diego
Volunteer for Domestic Violence at CCS, San Diego
Group Facilitator for Anxiety/Depression Group
Couples Retreat Facilitator (PAIRs) for VA
Adjustment Counselor at San Diego Vet Center
Grief Counselor at San Diego Hospice
Counselor Trainee at CCCE in San Diego
School Counselor in Florida and Washington
Teacher in Alaska


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