Depositphotos 6720791 originalPh.D., Clinical Psychology
Meridian University, Petaluma, CA

Master of Science, Educational Counseling Pupil Personnel Services Credential
National University, Sacramento, CA

Single Subject Teaching Credential, English
University of California, Davis, CA

Bachelor of Arts, English and Humanities
California State University, Sacramento, CA

Trained in psychodynamic/depth therapy

Professional Experience

Private Practice

Psychologist, Davis, CA: Has provided therapy to adolescents and adults for the past 10 years.

Pre/Post Doctoral Internships:Yolo County Mental Health;

Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento: Provided therapy for adults with a range of diagnosis from Adjustment Disorders to Schizophrenia. Yolo Family Service Agency; Woodland, Davis: Provided therapy for families, couples, adults, and adolescents.
 Private Practice Intern: Provided therapy for a broad range of adults and teens struggling with life transitions, addictions, family crisis, grief, low self-esteem, attention deficit disorder, educational problems, anxiety, and depression.


Laguna Creek High School, Elk Grove Unified School District, 5 years. Carried a caseload of 575 students, provided crisis intervention, academic, and social/emotional counseling; facilitated parent/teacher conferences, conducted team meetings for students with learning challenges; facilitated support groups: gay/lesbian, anger management, bereavement, eating disorders, and under and over achievers.


Florin High School, Elk Grove High School, James Rutter Middle School; Elk Grove Unified School District, 13 years. Taught English and reading to all secondary grade levels, 7-12 including advanced placement 11th and 12th grade English courses, as well as, remedial reading courses.

Language Arts Consultant, Staff Development Presenter, Mentor Teacher:

Elk Grove Unified School District, 8 years. Consulted with secondary staffs across district regarding language instruction in all disciplines and provided demonstration lessons for teachers. Presented over 30 workshops on a myriad of topics: cultural diversity, the reading and writing process, curriculum development, adolescent development, and classroom management.

Awards and Honors

  • Sacramento County Teacher of the Year, 1996
  • Elk Grove Unified School District Teacher of the Year, 1995
  • Mentor Teacher and Peer Coach
  • State Representative for Secondary Education, California Humanities Project, 1988