Training and Education

My training as a therapist began in the late 1970’s when I worked with children, adolescents and young adults in various settings in southern California. After this, I ventured to Seattle where I completed my Masters in Social Work in 1981 while receiving training at Jewish Family Services and Community Psychiatric Clinic. I continued working at CPC with severely mentally ill adults for one year.

In 1982 I began working at Snohomish County Family Counseling Services as an outpatient psychotherapist. Here I worked with adults, couples, children and their families. During this time I also attended Saybrook Institute where I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1991.

In 1992 I opened a private practice in the Queene Anne area of Seattle where I continued my work with adults, adolescents and families. Ten years later, in 2002, I moved to Winthrop and started a private practice. I furthered my education with two certifications in child/adolescent and adult psychotherapy from the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 2008 and 2010, respectively.  I continue to see individual adults and adolescents as well as couples and families in my Winthrop practice.

Washington state psychologist license #: PY 00001675

Membership Organizations: 

  • American Psychological Association
  • Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute