Certified Gestalt Therapist, following completion of written, oral & clinical examination, October 2021

UC Davis, Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship, 2017 to 2018

Bringing Baby Home Educator, 2016

Board of Behavioral Sciences, LMFT License, 1991

University of Southern California, Ph.D. Candidate, 1986-1987

Loma Linda University, Marriage & Family Therapy, M.S., 1986

Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus, Psychology & Administration of Justice, B.S., 1981

University of San Diego, Paralegal Certificate, 1981


Couples Therapy (Models of coupling by John Gottman, Bob & Rita Resnick, Sue Johnson, Bader & Pearson, Couples, Institute)

Harvard Medical School &  Brazelton Institute, New Born Observation , 2017

Bringing Baby Home Educator, A Psycho-educational

program for parents of children up to 3 years of age.

NCAST Certification, Babies 0-12 months Feeding Assessments

Experiential, Emotion Focused, Therapy 

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Gestalt Therapy: A holistic, experiential, present centered approach

Jungian Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Biblical studies, Philosophy, Meditation

Parent-Infant Mental Health, Fellowship UC DAVIS


"Certificate of Excellence" for outstanding performance and lasting contribution for development and facilitation of a "Lunch & Learn" program, County of Riverside.

"Past President", Inland Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist.

"Outstanding Chapter Leader", California Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.


To refine and enrich my therapeutic presence, skill and practice I participate in ongoing professional training and consultation.   My level of commitment, engagement, and learning keeps me current in my field of practice and prepares me to bring new perspectives to my work.