As a California Licensed
Marriage Family Therapist, I
have had the pleasure of working
with a diverse population and a
wide range of issues. I have had the privilage of offering informed, professional assistance to individuals, couples, and families for over 18 years. In addition to my Los Altos private practice, I am an onsite counselor at a major tech company in Silicon Valley. I am experienced in providing counseling services for people of diverse backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations and lifestyles. My approach to therapy combines a compassionate and active partnership with my clients, balanced with the artful science of research-proven psychology.
I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including couples counseling, parenting/co-parenting and working with families with children on the autism spectrum. I help clients learn effective strategies to cope with issues such as depression, anxiety, peer and relationship, stress, health, life transitions, LGBTQ, grief/loss, academic difficulties, career development, and work-life balance.I offer both short term counseling and longer term therapy.
I have also worked as a Program/Clinical Director at Family Service of the Tri-Cities, a Non-Profit Counseling Agency in Fremont, CA .
My responsibilities at FSTC included recruitment, hiring, training and supervising staff of licensed therapists, therapist interns and therapist trainees.
I provided case consultation and clinical supervision as needed and conducted annual staff performance evaluations and staff meetings.
I completed my undergraduate at
Cal State East Bay (formerly
known as Cal State Hayward), and
earned my graduate degree from
San Francisco State University,
where I also had the opportunity
to provide therapy to students
as part of my graduate training.
I completed a fellowship at
Stanford University, where I
counseled graduate and
undergraduate students in the
counseling and psychological
services department. Through
this experience, I gained
extensive training by many
experts in the field of
psychology, while I was able to
help a varied student population
with a wide range of
I have also completed my practicum
trainings at San Mateo
Behavioral Healthcare Services-
Catholic Charities, and at
Family Service of the
Tri-Cities, in Fremont, CA.
Through these practicum
trainings I gained a great deal
of experience working with a
diverse population of
individuals, couples, families,
and groups by providing
therapeutic services to help
them explore and grow in ways
that enrich their lives and
I am professionally affiliated
as a licensed therapist with the
California Association of
Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).