About Me

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I am a licensed psychotherapist in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. I grew up all over California: born in San Francisco, young adult years in Los Angeles, raised our children in South Pasadena,  psychotherapy offices in Palm Springs and San Diego along the way.  And now I am settled here in Santa Barbara near family -- the most beautiful place of all.

With over 20 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Loyola Marymount University specializing in Counseling Psychology, I enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients. I have particular expertise working with couples, survivors of child abuse, adoption issues, sexual diversity, blended/step families, PTSD, and the emotional aspects of serious illness, grief and loss issues. 

I admire the strength, resolve, bravery, vulnerability, grace and humor in people who are striving to overcome obstacles and become their best selves. I take a fairly direct yet supportive and down to earth approach. I don't just listen and nod, I interact with you every step of the way. 

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University
Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University

Professional License
California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Marriage and Family Therapist License #25703

Professional Activities and Memberships
Member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Member San Diego North County CAMFT
Member Desert CAMFT

Monday - Saturday By Appointment Only