I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I has been working in the field for nearly two decades. I have worked and interned at a number of Bay Area schools, hospitals, and clinics, including Marin Community Mental Health, Dixie Elementary School, San Leandro Community Counseling, Family Service Mid-Peninsula, Fremont Hospital, Billy DeFrank Community Center, Nailah Family Services, and Family Service Agency – San Francisco.
I have worked with clients from all kinds of diverse backgrounds, including different cultures, ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I am experienced at helping people with a broad range of problems and diagnoses. Some of my clinical areas of focus include relationships, chemical dependency recovery, compulsive gambling, sex addiction, coping with chronic illness, anxiety disorders, and depression. I have also been involved in helping create counseling programs at various agencies. I have a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University.
I was recognized as one of America’s Top Mental Health Professionals in 2006 by Consumer’s Research Council of America, and am a member of Who’s Who. I am available for television, radio, and print interviews on issues of mental health, chemical dependency recovery, compulsive gambling, foster care, coping with chronic illness, and LGBT mental health.