Individuals, Couples & Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
California Certified Mediator
My roots are in individual, couple and family therapy, working to nurture healthy and enriching relationships. I draw from a variety of techniques associated with Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Adlerian theory. Systems Therapy focuses on current relationship patterns to gain insight into each member’s role as it relates to the healthy functionality of the whole.
I work with many clients on addiction-related concerns, depression, anxiety and PTSD. At Stanford University, I ran a Substance Use/Abuse Discussion Group for faculty and staff and a similar group for family and friends with concerns about a loved one's substance use.
Marriage & Family
Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
Certified Consultant in Applied Sport Psychology
My goal as a Sport & Performance Therapist is to help you achieve your personal best.
Sport & Performance Psychology
I have found it to be extremely satisfying to work with all levels of athletes and performers on enhancing performance. I am continually impressed with their energy, discipline, dedication and commitment. My work includes a comprehensive assessment identifying psychological and/or emotional barriers impeding performance. Using behavioral and cognitive interventions, we work through each obstacle that is impeding performance.
I work with athletes and performers high school age and above.
Athletes and performers have frequent transitions in their careers, due to injury, age and/or retirement. As a former NFL Players Assistance Clinician, I continue to provide services to athletes and their families. In 2016, Guy McIntyre, director of alumni affairs for the 49ers, and I compiled a "Playbook" of services for former NFL players and presented this at the 49ers Annual Alumni week-end.
A particular interest of mine is working with athletes/performers in re-defining their sense of self post-playing. This includes expanding self-identity, exploring interests and competences, setting new goals and putting a strong support structure in place.
Workshops, Seminars & Consulting
California Certified Mediator
Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)
I am available to conduct workshops, trainings and seminars on a variety of topics
My workshops are adapted to address the specific needs of each target audience. For example, Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations with Your Teenager will be quite different than Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations with Your Employees.
Educational, professional, medical and corporate clients include: Stanford Hospital, Lucille Packard Hospital, Various departments at Stanford University (Graduate Education, Work-Life, Public Safety, Faculty Staff Help Center & Bechtel International Center), UC Santa Cruz Extension, National University, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, workshop presenter at Association for Applied Sport Psychology annual conferences and
Educational Consultant for Teachaids.org
"Crash Course" on Concussions.
Workshops & Seminars Include:
Identifying and Managing Stressors in the Work Place
Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
Workshop Series: Interventions for Supervising and Coaching Challenging Employees in the Work Place
Grief in the Workplace
Home Away from Home: How Adult Children of Alcoholics Present Themselves at Work
Diversity & Inclusion
Black Lives Matter! Or Do They Really? When and How to Address Differences in Working with People who are Different from You.
Anti-Bias Conversations with Early Educators Series
Unique Stressors for Women of Color
Taking Care of Self: Obstacles to Self-Care for Women of Color
Relationships & Parenting
Parenting Under Pressure
Long-Term Relationships: Couples in it for the Long Haul
Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations with a Loved One
Impact of Substance Abuse/Addiction on Families and Children
Coping with a Loved One's Substance Use/Misus
Taking Care of Self: Obstacles to Self-Care
When the Going Gets Tough:
Healthy Ways to Escape Reality
I provide employee related consulting services to organizations and teams including:
Confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems
Mediation, negotiation and compromise assistance
Consultant to faculty on managing stressors in academia
Critical incident debriefing
Strategies for managing employee stress