My Education and Professional
Experience

Thank you for inquiring into my education and professional experience. I
have 2 graduate degrees, one as a clinical social worker from Tulane
University in 1973, and the other as a psychologist from United States
International (now Alliant University) in 1989. I am licensed in both
professions. To download my resume, click
here.

My professional experience spans 35 years. I have worked in community
mental health centers, hospitals and drug abuse clinics. I have extensive
experience working with adults, adolescents and children. I have post
graduate training in individual therapy and extensive training in couples
and family therapy. I consistently maintain my education and skills by
attending workshops and seminars on a variety of topics. I have been a
consultant with the County of Orange Health Care Agency to help develop
and maintain the quality of the Children and Youth Services Behavioral
Health Programs.

I have been trained in a variety of approaches including Gestalt Therapy
(
now is the only time there is), Neurolinguistic Programming (language
creates our perception of reality) and Rational Emotive Therapy (our
emotions are sustained by our thinking). I have done extensive self study
in existentialism (ontology, the science of
being) and spirituality including A
Course in Miracles (we
create the meaning in our lives, who we are is
already whole and complete) which has been a mainstay of my personal
and spiritual growth. I believe that true education is really an education in
self-awareness and that all intellectual "knowledge" is quite empty if I can't
relate it to my own being and experience. Everything I have learned that is
worth anything is the awareness that I have developed in myself. Only by
knowing myself can I truly know and understand another human being.

Through the benefits I've gained from my own personal growth work, I
know the value that therapy can have for my own clients. I believe my
varied education and broad professional and personal experience enable
me to be effective in working with you as your therapist.