Bio

Education

Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film
Minor: English  1983

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Master of Arts in Counseling: Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy  1995
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist  1999  (MFC 35424)

Professional Associations

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists:  (1998 – present)  (# 56429)

Resource Consultant to Local Chapter of ASCA: Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (May 1998 – Nov 1998)

Professional Presentations

“Working with Trauma”: Training/Presentation  to interns at Chrysalis Counseling Services for Women, Santa Rosa, California (June 14, 2001)

“The Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders”: Presentation to Kaiser Psychiatric Department, Santa Rosa, California (May 18, 2004)

“Trauma Training”:   Training/Presentations to interns at Russian River Counselors, Monte Rio, California  (2001 – 2010)

Multiple Presentations as a MFLC (Military and Family Life Counselor) to various military groups on topics ranging from stress management, grief/loss, maintaining healthy marriages during deployment, relationship skills for singles, anger management, communication, parent/child communication, and reintegration/reunion (2006 – 2015)

Professional Publications

Attachment Focused EMDR

I am a contributing author of two Chapters for the book, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, Laurel Parnell, New York: WW Norton & Company, 2013.  My Chapters are entitled, “Case Example: Preparing a Client with Severe Attachment Trauma for EMDR” (pages 160-173) and “Using AF-EMDR as an Adjunctive Therapist to Treat Lifelong Depression, Developmental Neglect, and Attachment Wounding.” (pages 287-320)

Volunteering

Sutter Care at Home Hospice Training

Sutter Care at Home Hospice Volunteer

Interests

I enjoy travel, writing, photography, creating pottery, purusing art galleries and meeting people from other cultures