An interesting and rewarding career is a positive contribution to having a good life. Helping you to achieve that is the focus on my practice. In my 30 years experience I've drawn on my own work experience as a teacher, a school counselor, as an education counselor at a VA satelite office with disabled veterans, as a communications and team building trainer at several Silicon Valley companies including HP, as a psychotherapist in private practice I've worked with people of all ages and backgrounds and I've published a book, Aftershocks of Stress, Crisis and Trauma (2002). More recently I specialized in career counseling/ testing / coaching and work related stress, crisis and trauma (PTSD). That may seem like an unusual combo, however just think of the various ups and downs that everyone experiences throughout their education and work lives. Along with the many positive aspects there are also many moments of stress, crisis or trauma. Just think of the range of work related issues such as rapid expansion - downsizing - discrimination related to age, gender, or disabilities - outsourcing - and day-to-day interactions with co-workers, managers, and clients or customers. So combining the two areas of career counseling and stress, crisis, and trauma (PTSD) in my work just made sense.
I really like seeing the range of clients I have now - from high school students to people who need to return to work because they are going through a divorce to those wanting to change careers to people who have been injured or have health issues and can no longer do the work they did before to those nearing retirement and wanting to either work in retirement or focus on an "encore" career as a volunteer.
My Educational Background Includes Ed D in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco
Continuing Education Provider for MFT's and LCSW's - California State Board of
Behavorial Sciences (#1388) Specialized training in Hypnosis, EMDR and EFT
Licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist - California State Board of Behavorial
Sciences (#13869) Specialized training in using assessment instruments
MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University
California State Pupil Personnel Credential for School Counseling
California State Lifetime K-8 Teachiing Credential, California Polytecnic
University, Pomona BA from California State University at Los Angeles
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