I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California, specializing in individual and couples therapy, since 1983 (LCSW #L10609. Click here to verify my license status). I maintain a private practice in Rohnert Park, California and online in California.
I received my masters (1977) and my doctorate (1983) in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley.
In addition to being an experienced therapist, I have a strong background in clinical supervision, training, and human services management.
I also have a strong background teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in social work, psychology, and women’s studies. I am currently an Adjunct Professor in the online MSW program at Western New Mexico University in Silver City and a Core Adjunct Faculty in the online BA in psychology program at National University in San Diego.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer you a personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I will work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the goals you are committed to accomplishing.
The California Wellness Foundation Sabbatical Award – 2003
The Sue Matheson Adult Mentoring Award, California Coalition for Youth – 2012
Ukiah Business and Professional Women Golden Nike Award – 1999
National Institute of Mental Health Traineeships – 1975-1979
Listed in Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 edited by Barbara Love University of Illinois Press, 2006. http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/83pce6fh9780252031892.html
San Francisco State University Certificate in Nonprofit Administration – 1992
Certificate in Conflict Resolution, The Mediation Center, Stockton, CA
Leadership Program for Transition Age Youth Executives, Compasspoint, San Francisco, CA
Organizational Learning/Evaluation, Center for Civic Partnerships, Sacramento, CA
MendoFutures Facilitation Training
As a licensed clinical social worker, I am required to complete 36 hours of continuing education every two years. Among the areas where I have obtained additional training are:
- Child abuse
- Substance Abuse
- Conflict Mediation
- Open Relationships
- Human Sexuality
- Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
- LGBTQ Youth
- Immigration Law
- Ethics and legal issues
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Clinical supervision
- Domestic Violence
- Motiational Interviewing
- Telemental health
Please see my resume for more information about my education and experience.