Licensed Psychotherapist, Santa Barbara, CA ~ 805-450-1652
In my therapeutic work I blend a relational, mindfulness and emotionally focused approach that utilizes the body as an instinctual source of wisdom. I have trained for over 30 years in the healing arts field, and my early training with Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts inspired me to integrate mindfulness principles into relational psychotherapy. The integration of these three disciplines is an area of my ongoing research, practice and exploration.
I have worked as a psychotherapist, group facilitator, and educator at Cottage Hospital, The Psychiatric Foundation of Santa Barbara, The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Sansum Psychiatric Department and Hospice of Santa Barbara. Currently I am in private practice, and working with Mental Health Matters and The Soldier's Project. Areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, self- worth, aging and illness.
I am passionate about actively collaborating with you through the process of regaining your confidence, building inner resources and connecting with your deepest self. I am dedicated to delivering excellent results in the shortest amount of time possible.
1991 BA Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, California
1996 MSW Master of Social Work, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
2000 Board of Behavioral Sciences LCSW, LCS19951
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My previous training in Somatic Psychology and Mindfulness Meditation provides the unique
perspective that unifies my clinical psychotherapy
practice. Having discovered that talk, insight and
intellect alone were not enough to create the
necessary healing, I sought training in many
different modalities including Somatics (the body,)
Eastern Psychology and the neuroscience of