I have lived in the Orlando area for many years. My husband and I have raised both our kids here – they are now both in their 20’s and out on their own, doing very well. I am a veteran of cub scouts, boy scouts and countless soccer games. I was a very active mom in the public school system, serving on boards, running a couple of high school band websites and a high school drama website, as well as taking a gazillion photos and videos of the band/music programs. I also presented several programs in elementary and middle schools related to peer relationships and mental health.
I am a very active volunteer with the American Red Cross in Disaster Mental Health and Services to the Armed Forces. I am a shelter manager, certified instructor and member of the Integrated Care Condolence Team. For the military I faciltate Reconnection Workshops, Children's Workshops and Mind-Body Skills groups.
I have taught parenting classes, conducted multi-family group therapy and group therapy with adolescents, created a national lay-counseling program for my faith community, and conducted numerous workshops for couples and parents.
I am very grateful for our excellent teachers, coaches, scout leaders and other parents for making this a wonderful community in which to raise a family, and look forward to continuing to contribute as much as I can!
I earned my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I earned the M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida.
Level 1 Gottman Training for Couples Therapy
Mind-Body Skills groups using the model from Center for Mind and Body Medicine
Professional Activities and Memberships
Clinical Member American Psychological Association
Clinical Fellow American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Verified by Psychology Today and Good Therapy.org
State Emergency Responder and Volunteer of FL