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About Me | My Background and Qualifications

My greatest assets are my deep sense of caring and my desire to be a life-long learner. While I have three post secondary degrees, I have been an active participant in continuing education programs. I continue to make presentations and attend seminars in the field of Psychology. As a result I have expertise in couples dynamics, family issues, serious psychological disorders, mood and temperament concerns, substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in psychology and education. I am the co-founder of Pacifica Graduate Institute where I served as Executive Vice-President and core faculty for 16 years. Currently, I am the I am the Executive Director of the Center for Successful Aging where I continue to train new therapists, supervise interns and make seminar presentations on a variety of topics and issues facing people working in our field.

My professional career began as a high school teacher, then a school counselor which gave me rich experiences in working with a wide variety of ages, cultures and challenging student situations.

I am fortunate in that I have achieved a strong and vibrant marriage, and have actively participated in raising two wonderful teenagers. Having now been a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist for over 40 years, I am ready and excited to work with you.