> Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.
>Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
> M.S.Ed.(Masters of Science in Education) specializing in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hunter College, NY, NY.
> 4 years experience as a Domestic Violence Intervention Group Facilitator at the Center for Human Development in San Jose, CA.
>7 years experience offering culturally appropriate mental health counseling and psychological testing to American Indian children, adolescents, and adults through the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley.
>completed Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
>Training and research have emphasized mood disorders, trauma issues, attachment disorders, domestic violence, psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy, psychological evaluations of individuals, couples and families, pre-employment psychological interviews for State employees, mediation, disability (particularly with the Deaf and hard of hearing), gender and sexuality, Mindfulness, premarital and marital couples-work, problems in childhood and adolescence, conflict in intimate relationships, and the healing effects of the artistic process.