Licensure and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS#25598, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Boulder, Colorado

Certified Alcohol Abuse Treatment Specialist, Association for the Advanced Training in Behavioral Sciences

Education

Master's in Social Work, Boston College, Boston, MA

Bachelor's of Science, Psychology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Clinical Work Experience

Licensed Psychotherapist in Private Practice - San Francisco Therapy Services, San Francisco, CA

Clinical Supervisor - Rape Trauma Services Center for Healing and Violence Prevention, Burlingame, CA

School Psychotherapist - Fusion Academy, San Francisco

Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Social Worker and Adoption Specialist/Family Trainer- Family Builders, Oakland

Clinical Supervisor, Community Works West - One Family Program, San Francisco 

Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Social Worker and Adoption Specialist/Family Trainer - Lilliput Children's Services, Napa

Clinical Social Worker, Families First, Oakland

 

Continuing Education Courses

Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Using Touch-Based Methods for Supporting and Restoring Resilience and Self-Regulation when Developmental Trauma has Occurred - Kathy L. Kain and Stephen Terrell, PsyD, SEP. 

NeuroAffective Touch, Renegotiating Developmental and Relational Trauma, Bridging Bodywork and Psychotherapy - Dr. Aline LaPierre.

Dynamic Attachment Repatterning for Individuals and Couples - Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D, Dr. Stan Tatkin, Terry Real, MFT, and Dr. Pat Love.

Treating Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion - Elisha Goldstein, PhD.

Attachment and Trauma Mastery Training Program - Diane Poole Heller, PhD.

Musings from the Womb - Healing/Re-Patterning Our Earliest Imprints by Working Through Intergenerational Trauma and Pre/Perinatal/Birth Trauma - Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP

Mindfulness and the Brain: A Professional Training in the Science and Practice of Meditative Awareness - Jack Kornfield and Daniel J. Siegel

The Art of Connection using the Hakomi Method- Hakomi Institute of California

Clinical Supervision I & II: Internal and External Structures of Clinical Supervision - Professional Psych Seminars

Comprehensive Supervision III: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Supervision - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality - American Association of Suicidology

Helping Those Who Hurt Themselves: Understanding and Treating Self-Injury - Professional Psych Seminars

Mindfulness Fundamentals and K - 12 Curriculum Training - Mindful Schools

Healing Shame: A Workshop for Therapists - Bret Lyon, Ph.D. and Sheila Rubin, LMFT

DSM - 5 - Gerry Grossman Seminars

Law and Ethics for Licensed Clinical Social Workers - National Association of Social Workers California Chapter

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment - Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Bonnie Mark-Goldstein, Ph.D.

Emergency Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment - Cross Country Education

Screening and Assessment for Trauma with Children - National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Art Therapy: Interpreting Art and Facilitating Communication - Cross Country Education

Assessing Family Issues Using Evidence Informed Principles - Pamela Parkinson, Ph.D., LCSW

 

Professional affiliations

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - State Member and San Francisco Chapter Professional Affiliate.

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Registered Member, Training Assistant and Approved Session Provider for Beginning Year SE Students.

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, Clinical Member

Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, Registered Member and Educator Certificate Program Student.

On-going Consultation

As part of my private practice, I find tremendous value in consulting with other expert clinicians on a regular basis.

I am so grateful to do the work I love in San Francisco - the city of my heart. What's more, however, is that I get to have this sweet dog, Kuma, as my office mate. I always check in with new clients before introducing him. He is one sweet, attentive, gentle soul.