Experience and Training

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, San Rafael, CA LIC #28683, Private Practice: Providing individual and group psychotherapy utilizing an eclectic approach including EMDR, CBT, Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, and Family Constellations to help people experience immediate and lasting change. Areas of expertise include substance abuse, inherited family trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, and loss of spiritual connection.

Bayside Marin Treatment Center, San Rafael CA: Staff Therapist, Providing individual and group therapy for adults seeking support in their recovery from substance abuse and trauma. 

Marin County Health and Human Services, Greenbrea CA: Therapist/Case Manager for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Provided post crisis support, including emotional support, education and linkage to community services to prevent mental health crisis. Providing intensive short-term case management to individuals in the homeless continuum to prevent loss of housing.

Family Service Agency of Marin, San Rafael CA Staff Therapist, Services for Addiction and Recovery: Coordinated services for all clients seeking group treatment for trauma and addiction. Facilitating groups addressing trauma and relapse prevention. Providing referrals for additional community resources and collaborating with other health care providers to ensure continuity of care. Skillfully addressing client’s attitudes and behaviors that present an obstacle to achieving a healthy and chemical-free lifestyle in order to determine viable solutions within their capability.

SFUSD, San Francisco CA, School Based Clinical Social Worker/Learning Support Specialist: Provided strength-based, cognitive behavioral and transpersonal approaches to individual and group therapy. Facilitating weekly collaborative meetings with a multi-disciplinary team.  

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology Wellness Center, San Francisco CA, Mental Health Counselor responsible for: Provided individual counseling and brief therapy to students. Assisting with self-awareness, self-care, and strengthening coping skills. Providing counseling and support for students with special education eligibility.. Conducting research concerning cultural competency among teachers.

AIDS Project East Bay, Oakland CA, Case Manager responsible for: Provided case management for racially and sexually diverse clientele including medical regiment compliance, safe sex, harm reduction, and referral services.

Outreach Volunteer, CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education) San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. Assisted the CEASE prevention program on campus by coordinating activities to educate students about substance abuse. Developed and presented a substance abuse prevention workshop at the university’s annual health fair.

Helpline Volunteer, National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions, San Francisco CA. Provided support and information for those seeking help with substance abuse. Assisted clients calling the 24-hour helpline with finding treatment facilities and scheduling office consultations.

Instructor, The National Holistic Institute, Emeryville, CA. Instructed and mentored adult students with diverse learning styles, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic status in therapeutic massage techniques, business skills, communication skills, and ethics. Facilitated student process groups. Provided personal, academic, and employment mentoring. Collaborated with supervisors and colleagues on curriculum.

EDUCATION

Masters of Social Work, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 5/07

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Minor in Counseling, San Francisco StateUniversity, San Francisco, CA 5/05

Certified Massage Therapist, The Muscular Therapy Institute, Cambridge, MA 03/95

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND CERTIFICATES

Family Constellations Facilitation Training

Inherited Family Trauma Training

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Shamanic Apprenticeship Program

EMDR I and II

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

Seeking Safety: Group Treatment for Substance Abuse and Trauma

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Motivational Interviewing Training

Addiction and Attachment theory

Continuing Education Course in Group Therapy: Core Principles of Group Psychotherapy Harm Reduction Training

National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

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