I have been in practice since 1978 first as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and later as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. My orientation to therapy is psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and experiential. My work is informed by my understanding of early attachment issues which become a running thread to all important attachments throughout the lifespan as well as family systems.
After receiving a B.A. in English (Adelphi University) and a M.A. in Education (Syracuse Univsersity) I taught high school English for ten years. When I decided to pursue becoming a psychotherapist I received a M.A. in Educational Psychology (Cal State Northridge) and later a PhD (California Graduate Institute now The Chicago Institute of Psychology) in clinical psychology.I I have Certification in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. I have a Certificate of Completion for courses in Attachment Focused - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (AF-EMDR). I am Certified in Discernment Counseling. In order to maintain my clinical effectiveness, I continue to study new research and train in up-to-date interventions.
I am a cofounder and former board member of Child Development Institute in Woodland Hills as well as founding member and current board member of the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (LACEFT).
License & Certifications:
California Psychology License Number: PSY13949
Certification in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Certified Supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Certificate of Completion of EMDR Approved Courses in EMDR
Certificate in Discernment Counseling
Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (LACEFT)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Child Development Institute (CDI)