About me


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my training at the Pacifica Graduate Institute  in Carpinteria.  I have been in practice since 1998.  I have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of clinical problems including anxiety-related disorders, grief and loss, depression, eating disorders, relationship concerns, problems related to low self-esteem, as well as addictions.

I also treat autism and related disorders, obsessive compulsive problems, bipolar illness, ADHD and behavior problems in adolescents.  I have completed training in Psychoanalysis  through the Arizona Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and have trained in Mentalization Based Treatment, as well as DIR (Developmental, Individual Differences for the treatment of autism.  I teach infant and child development courses.  I also teach courses to parents and other therapists in the community.

My primary orientation is neuropsychological, developmental, cognitive  and psychoanalytic.

I am also an adjunct faculty member with at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.  In this capacity, I teach, and supervise psychiatric residents.

Memberships:

President, Southwest Psychoanalytic Society,  and Chair Marketing/Outreach

CommitteeArizona Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Instructor

Member – Division 39 of the American Psychological Association