I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California since 1981, providing both clinical social work psychotherapy services in public agencies, private non-profit social service agencies, San Francisco State University, University of California Berkeley, and in my private psychotherapy practice.
I am a compassionate and caring listener as well as active contributor to the psychotherapy process. Interacting and asking appropriate as well as some challenging questions, assists me in helping the client identify the sources of his/her challenges and problems.
Together we tackle the areas of concern and form a working partnership to solve the presenting problems/issues the client has entered psychotherapy for. I enjoy working with men,women young to older, youth and families defined in a variety of ways. In addition I has extensive experience working with step-families.
Since 1988 I have used my experience and training to supervise other clinical social work trainees, marriage family therapist and psychologist; individuals learning to become psychotherapists.
In 1997, I began teaching theoretical courses in the Graduate School of Social Work @ San Francisco State University. I retired from San Francisco State University in 2008 to continue focusing my clinical work in the East Bay communities.
Working to strengthen and support growth and development in both individuals and families has been my life work. Since Spring 2010 I have been adjunct faculty at UCB School of Social Welfare.
I enjoy helping others through the psychotherapy process as well as teaching theory & practice, supervising traineesand aiding a new generation of well-trained therapists enter the field of psychotherapy.