My first career was as a teacher and administrator at The Montessori School of Ojai. It’s my great privilege to continue to work with children and families in my role as a therapist.
I have a special place in my heart for working with those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. As a grief counselor at both Camarillo Hospice and Livingston Memorial, I had the privilege of facilitating groups for children and adults as well as providing individual counseling.
My educational background includes an undergraduate degree in sociology and behavioral sciences, Montessori teaching credentials, a Masters degree in clinical psychology and numerous trainings in the field of psychology. Trainings include: EMDR Levels I and II, Motivational Interviewing, Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and workshops in Dialectical Behavior therapy, Paradoxical Agenda Setting, bereavement, hospice and end of life.
During graduate school my work in the field included 3400 hours. All combined, the education and training in this career is typically a 10 year process. I continue to attend seminars and workshops to deepen and expand my knowledge, keep abreast of current research and evidenced based techniques and to connect with other professionals in the field.
In addition to my private practice I work for Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association as the hospice volunteer coordinator in Ojai. I belong to CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and I am on the board of directors of the board of directors for the Montessori School of Ojai.
Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough,
is true security to be found.