Welcome

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years’ experience.  As a dedicated clinician, the heart of my work is counseling individuals, couples and families.  My services include short and long term therapy, as well as assessments and referrals. Until recently, I served eight years as assistant director of Stanford University’s Internal Employee Assistance Program. I continue to work for Stanford University as a clinician and conducting workshops.

 

I am also a consultant to various groups and organizations providing trainings, seminars and workshops. As a former NFL Players Assistance Clinician, I continue to provide services to athletes and their families. ​

 

I view myself as an eclectic therapist utilizing various techniques to meet an individual’s needs.  Some of the theories I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Therapy and Systems Focused Therapies. Particular interests and expertise include individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, substance use and addiction, PTSD and relationship challenges. ​

 

I also mentor and supervise Marriage and Family Interns, which I value and enjoy as it gives me an opportunity to share my knowledge with others.

Recent Seminar/Workshops

  • May 2018, Conversations with your Pre-School Age Child About Diversity and Biases, Stanford, CA

  • March 2018, Effective Communication Skills for Addressing Cultural Differences, Stanford, CA

  • March 2018, Parenting Adult Children:  When the Process Stalls, Stanford, CA

  • October 2017, Becoming More Culturally Competent Employee Assistance Professionals, Santa Monica, CA

  • October 2017, Adopting a Worldview Perspective: Working with Clients from Diverse Backgrounds, Orlando, FL

  • October 2017, Inequality in Sports: Female Athletes, Orlando, FL

  • October 2017, Fast Forward: Moving from What We Already Know to Becoming More Culturally Competent with Anti-Bias Conversations in Sport Psychology, Orlando, FL

  • April 2017, The impact of inequality in sports for female athletes in the USA on performance, Pleasant Hill, CA

  • March 2017, Taking Care of Self: Obstacles to Self-Care for Women of Color in Academia, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • March 2017, Coping with a Loved One's Substance Use/Misuse, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • February 2017, Black Lives Matter! Or Do They Really?  When and How to Address Differences in Working with Athletes who are Different from You. National University's Annual Performance Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA

  • January 2016, Long-Term Relationships: Couples in it for the Long Haul, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • April 2016, Grief in the Workplace, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • December 2016 - March 2017, Anti-Bias Conversations with Early Educators Series. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • September 2016, Unique Stressors for Women of Color, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA

  • September 2016, Identifying and Managing Stressors in the Work Place, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • January 2015, Parenting Under Pressure, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • June-August 2015, Workshop Series: Interventions for Supervising and Coaching Challenging Employees in the Work Place, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • November 2014, When the Going Gets Tough:  Healthy Ways to Escape Reality, San Jose, CA

I have been very fortunate to be a

frequent speaker at a wide range of conferences

and workshops. This has given me the opportunity to

meet many remarkable people from diverse backgrounds.  I get to continually learn from their unique experiences, perspectives, challenges, stressors, values and ambitions.

I do as many workshops and speaking engagements

as my practice and family allow. 

Workshops and Seminars

Degrees & Credentials

Degrees & Certificates

  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

  • Sport Psychology Certificate, John F Kennedy University

  • California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist LIC# MFT17318

  • Texas Licensed Marriage Family Therapist LIC# 203366 

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant : Association for Applied Sport Psychology

  • California Certified Mediator

  • CAMFT Certified Supervisor

  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional

Awards

  • Prairie View A & M University Interscholastic League Coaches Association Award, 2015    

  • Recipient of Constellation Behavioral Health’s Hope Tribute Award, 2014

  • Recipient of Stanford Treasures Community Service Award, 2008

  • Outstanding Santa Clara University Graduate Psychology Alumni Award

  • NACoA Special Recognition for Pioneering Services for Children of Alcoholics & Addicts.  Lead author of the original Kids Are Special (KAS) curriculum.

Professional Affiliations

  • California Association Marriage & Family Therapist (CAMFT)

  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)

  • Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA)

  • International Association Employee Assistance Professionals in Education (IAEAPE) 

  • National Association Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Things I Enjoy...

NEW FOODS!

Taking Walks

LISTENING TO MUSIC

Relaxing at the Beach

Time With Family...

Watching Track & Field Meets

Sports Events

GrowingSpiritually

Going To The Olympics! 

New Places

Movies Theater

TRAVEL

Watching Basketball & Football

Tastings

Soul Line Dancing

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