About Me

Working with people has exposed me to how different we can be from one another.  Our diversity of problems, needs, and solutions never ceases to amaze and interest me.  We have different learning preferences and challenges, cultural heritages, gender experience, backgrounds of trauma, attachment, symptom manifestation, and coping style.  There seems to always be something new that motivates me to expand my knowledge and skill base.  As a result I have delved into numerous models of how to understand the human experience and elements of  transformation.  I have extensive experience utilizing brief, strategic, and problem focused therapy, family systems, narrative therapy, meditation, creative arts, infant, child, adolescent, and adult development, crisis intervention, and in-depth psychodynamic analysis. I integrate these complementary methodologies offering a highly personalized approach to therapy that is tailored to each client.   With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Weekly clinical consultation for Chinese therapist in training since January 2014

Editing Group member for Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche

Curriculum planning group for C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, past

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Abstract Review Editor, past

Caifornia State Board of Behavioral Science Orals Examiner, past

UPCOMING PRESENTATION:

The XXth International Congress for Analytical Psychology; Kyoto, Japan, August 2016-- Seminar Topic: Embodied Soul


RECENT PRESENTATIONS:


Latin American Congress of Analytical Psychology; Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015--Seminar Topic:  Working with Body Memories in the Service of Symbolization

North/South Conference for California Jungian Psychoanalysts; Berkeley, California, February 2015-- Seminar Topic:  Embodied Memories, Active Imagination, and Narrative: Neurocognitive and Analytic Perspectives

Palo Alto University; Palo Alto, California, January 2015 (2014, 2013, 2012)-- Seminar Topic--A Brief History of Depth Psychology; the Forbearers of Contemporary Psychology

California Institute for Integral Studies; San Francisco, California, 2012 & 2010-- Seminar Topic: Jung's Transcendent Function as a basis for creativity

C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco; San Francisco, California, 2007-- Professional's Program Topic: Contemporary Neuroscience In the Consulting Room-- A presentation with Dyane Sherwood, PhD and Margaret Wilkinson

In addition to the above I have taught in graduate and undergraduate classrooms and facilitated seminars for the general public on the topics of:

Anxiety

Depression

Trauma

Building self esteem

Relational skills and enrichment

Sexuality

Couple and Family Wellness


Education:


C. G. Jung Institute Analytic Training (8 year training)

Master of Arts in Marriage Family Therapy


LICENSE & CERTIFICATES:

California License: # MFT 19742

Jungian Psychoanalyst

Clinical Hypnosis



Professional Memberships & Activities:

Analyst member of the C.G. Jung institute of San Francisco

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

San Benito Medical Associates, past

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