I have a Masters degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on counseling psychology. I have spent the past 35 years developing expertise in counseling children, adolescents and young adults. In addition to supporting youth who have endured some sort of traumatic circumstances such as a death in the family, a divorce, or a protracted illness, I help individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and other social-emotional and developmental challenges. I provide coaching and psycho-education for parents as they are learning how to support youth struggling with learning issues and/or social-emotional challenges. I also provide career-vocational assessment and counseling for teens and young adults.
I was named Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year by the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP), and am a past president of the Ventura County Association of School Psychologists. I have a special interest in brief, creative, solution-focused approaches to counseling. In addition to teaching graduate-level classes at two local universities, I have presented professional workshops at the state and national level and have published articles on a variety of topics including the use of metaphors, ceremonies, and story-telling techniques to facilitate rapid change. I have a strong interest in spiritual psychology and have been a student of The Course in Miracles for many years.