I have been working in the mental health field since 1982. After receiving my Ph.D. in clinical psychology, I did training in Neuropsychology at UC Davis Medical Center. Since 1990 I have had ongoing training in Cognitive Therapy with Christine Padesky, Ph.D. and have been certified in Gestalt Therapy by the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. I have a Post-Doctoral Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology and practiced for two years at CARES in Sacramento.
I had the great opportunity to teach most of the core courses for the doctoral degree which let me "renew" my own degree. I taught psychopharmacology, Cognitive Therapy, physiological psychology, neuropsychology, and other courses.
My current interests are the neurobiology of attachment and couples therapy. I am a member of the Disaster Mental Health team and I volunteer to Give An Hour to a veteran or his/her family.
I have been a member of the board of the California Psychological Association (CPA) and I am a Past-chair of CPA Division for Clinical Psychopharmacology. I am also president of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association.
General Adult psychotherapy
Neuropsychological evaluations mainly in employment and criminal cases
Areas of Expertise
Porn, internet, sex addiction
Relationship problems and couples therapy