I have been in private practice since 1987. I earned my PhD in psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and interned at Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry in Oakland, CA. In addition to my private practice, I am a Community Supervisor with The Wright Institute Addison Street Community Clinic in Berkeley, CA. an Affiliate Therapist with the Harm Reduction Therapy Center in San Francisco, CA, an Intake Clinician with West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat in San Rafael, CA, I am a member of the San Francisco Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Association.
I have held a number of academic administrative positions including Associate Dean at Saybrook Institute, and Director of Field Training and later President of the San Francisco School of Psychology. I am a founding member and former board President of California Psychology Internship Council, a consortium of graduate schools of psychology and intern training sites. I have taught a variety of psychology and administrative courses in the Bay Area. During the 1990s, I had the pleasure of consulting with the faculty of the Tallinn Pedagogical Institute in Estonia about their psychology-training program after Estonia’s independence from the Soviet Union.
Prior to entering the field of psychology, I was an educator and teacher. I did my undergraduate training at William Paterson University in New Jersey on a state scholarship and my graduate training at Hofstra University in New York with a Fellowship Award from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. I taught in public schools in New Jersey and in California. During that time I was also an instructor for University of California Extension in Berkeley, CA. The highlight of my career as an educator was co-founding Synergy School, a progressive elementary and middle school in San Francisco, CA. I remain an active member of the school’s Board of Trustees.