Contact Info

1738 Union St. Suite 300,
San Francisco, California 94123

Phone: 415-518-3485


Training & Experience

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License No. and State: PSY14801 California

Training and Practice Experience

1978 – 1980 Gestalt Therapy and Group training & experience Gestalt Institute of Houston
1981 M.A. Family and Systems Therapy; trained in Family Systems, Communication, and Strategic theories and therapies. University of Houston
1981 – 1984 Worked with individuals, couples, families and children Family Services Center – Houston
1984 (began) Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (APA Approved) California School of Professional Psychology – Berkeley/Alameda
1985 Externship (psychodynamic Individual therapy and Health Psychology) CSPP Outpatient mental health clinic – Berkeley, CA
1986 Internship (Health Psychology and Neuropsychology VA Hospital Livermore
1987 – 1989 Pre-Doctoral Internship (APA Approved) VA Hospital San Francisco
1991 – 1996 Worked as substance abuse therapist in Intensive outpatient program Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program (STOP)
1993 – 1994 Post-Doctoral Internship in Substance Abuse Treatment and Neuropsychology San Francisco General Hospital and Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program (STOP)
1996 – 2008 Staff Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor within the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine of the San Francisco General hospital. Specialized in the evaluation and treatment of substance abuse/dependence and co-occurring disorders within abstinence and harm reduction models of treatment. Led Individual, groups and dual diagnosis program. Led dual diagnosis groups, utilizing CBT and emotions regulation skills and Motivation Enhancement strategies. Also involved with University of California San Francisco (UCSF) studies of cocaine and methamphetamine abuse/dependence. Employed by Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute/UCSF (LPPI)
1996 – 2008 Private Practice – part-time (while full-time with LPPI)
2008 – Present Full-Time Private Practice
2005 – Present Training (workshops and consultation groups) in contemporary psychoanalytic- psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma work, and childhood relational trauma Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
2016 – 2017
   10-Month Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies offered by The Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute founded by pioneer trauma expert and researcher Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.


California Psychologist     License Number PSY14801   Since 1996


American Psychological Association (APA)

California Psychological Association (CPA)

CPA Division I (Clinical and Professional Practice)

Masters Thesis: The Effects of Agreement and Disagreement on Posture and Position Cues in Face-To-Face Dyadic Interactions (1981)

Doctoral Dissertation: The Multiple Dimensions of Hostility as Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease (1993).