About Me



My training included internships at the Long Beach V.A. Hospital and the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic. I then returned to the Bay Area where I worked in several public mental health agencies before starting a small private practice in 1984. The practice grew and over time I developed a specialization in working with adults and children having problems related to separation, divorce, and child custody matters. While maintaining the practice, I returned to school in 1997 and completed a doctoral degree at the California Institute for Clinical Social Work (now The Sanville Institute). My practice underwent a metamorphosis and deepening while studying for the doctorate and I began to focus exclusively on Jungian and relational psychotherapy with children and adults. Over the past ten years, interests in spirituality, mysticism, dreams, and creativity have played an increasingly large role in my approach to psychotherapy.

After earning a degree in philosophy from U.C. Berkeley, I began working as a paraprofessional counselor in a homeless shelter and a program for runaway youth. I then returned to school at U.C.L.A. to earn an M.S.W. degree so I could learn more about how to best help people.

Licensed Psychologist in Illinois, Georgia, and Wisconsin.

I am an Assistant Clinical Professor in the U.C.S.F. School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, where I supervise and teach child and adolescent psychiatric residents, a member of the faculty of the U.C. Berkeley School of Social Welfare and of the clinical faculty of The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. I am also an advanced candidate in the analytic training program at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a member of the Board of Directors of The Sanville Institute, a doctoral program for clinical social workers, MFT's, and psychiatric nurses. I am licensed as a clinical social worker (license LCS 10933) since 1984.