Both the formal, academic work and the less formal trainings and practices have deeply influenced my development and what I bring to my healing work

Education and Licensure

Master of Social Welfare, University of California-Berkeley, 1999; LCSW 21472, 2003
B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1984; OT 2773

Theoretical or Practice Influences

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma Informed

Relational and Attachment


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy

Creativity / Expressive Arts

Shamanism and Earth-based

Professional Trainings

  • Post Partum Support International-Perinatal Mood Disorders; Psychotherapy Training, 2022
  • NICABM Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma, 2022
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Levels 1 and 2, developed by Pat Ogden, Ph.D, 2013, 2016-17
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Immersion Course, 2015
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Professional Training, 1998. MBSR participant through Kaiser Permanente, 2017, 1999
  • Certified Hypnotherapist in the Spiritual Counseling Practice of Depth Hypnosis as taught by Isa Guccardi, PhD at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, 2021
  • Applied Shamanic Practitioner as taught by Isa Guccardi, PhD at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, 2021
  • Women’s Cancer Resource Center Certificate in Cancer and illness, 2016
  • JFK University Interactive Guided Imagery Coursework, 2015-2016
  • Guided Imagery as developed by Belleruth Naparstek and others, 2003, 2006
  • Professional Program in the Study of Loss and Grief, University Extension at the University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • Person Centered Expressive Arts Training Program, Levels 1-3, developed by Natalie Rogers, Ph.D, 1994-1996; other arts workshops-2006-2008, 2015