I am a licensed clinical social worker providing mental health services to children, families and adults. My work with children is systems-focused, engaging the family and school as needed in support of the child’s development and well-being. I am also available to consult and collaborate with school personnel to support the child’s social, emotional and academic learning in the school setting.
Therapy and consultation for children, families and adults.
Consultation with school personnel.
Clinical supervision for mental health professionals seeking licensure.
• Children and adults adapting to family change including separation, divorce, co-parenting and blended-family issues
• Social skills training/friendship issues for elementary school age children
• Consultation and collaboration with school systems to support social, emotional and academic learning
• Depression and anxiety in children and adults
• Life transitions and developmental challenges (i.e., entering kindergarten, middle school, leaving home for college, life stage changes for adults)
• Clinical supervision for mental health professionals seeking licensure
"During my graduate work at Boston University, I became interested in helping children and adults adapt to family change including separation, divorce and blended families."
Prior to opening my private therapy practice, I worked as a school-based social worker/school counselor for 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in the Boston Public School System. My focus was on promoting healthy social development of children, families and school communities.
During my graduate work at Boston University, I became interested in helping children and adults adapt to family change including separation, divorce and blended families.
Since then, I have been committed to serving families adapting to family change by developing curriculum, leading support groups for children experiencing significant family changes and consulting with parents to support healthy co-parenting.
In addition to my work in school settings, I worked for several years as a therapist in outpatient counseling clinics serving individuals, (adults and college students) and families along with providing group supervision for mental health professionals.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)California Board of Behavioral Sciences License 27443
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC)
Master’s Degree in Social Work MSW - Boston University School of Social Work, 1988
Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy Certificate Program
An intensive certificate training program. The program covers the basic principles of Cognitive Therapy and the application of these principles in complex clinical situations.
Completed July 2012
Child Trauma Training Institute Certificate Program (CTI)
CTI is sponsored by Jewish Family and Children’s Services San Francisco in collaboration with University of California / San Francisco General Hospital / Child Trauma Research Program. Completed May 2011
Pupil Personnel Services Credential
San Jose State University. Credential 070212973.
June 2001 to Sept 2002
Postgraduate Family Therapy Certificate
Smith College School for Social Work Family Therapy certificate program. Training included 120 hours of intensive academic work and a nine-month practicum.
Completed July 1992
Our office is located in downtown San Carlos, just one block from Laurel Street, shopping, restaurants and the library.
1303 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos, CA 94070
Please call or e-mail for an appointment.
Before we start working together, a few forms should be completed. Please download, read and fill out all three of the documents on the right and bring them to your first appointment.
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