LCSW, Masters in Social Work, BA in Human Development, Teaching Credential
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If you want to improve your relationships, or the mental health of your family, or to deal with particular private issues, I may be able to help you. I will listen actively and with compassion and respect to your unique story as a Counselor and Licensed Psychotherapist, a Mental Health Professional. Drawing on my background in Early Child Development, Crisis Counseling, Domestic Violence intervention, Education, the Military, Gerontology and Adolescence, my goal is to help you deepen your understanding and improve your ability to cope.
As a Parental Responsibilities Evaluator or PRE (such as when families have complications due to mental health issues), a Child and Family Investigator or CFI, or a Family Arbitrator I can help families involved in custody or parenting disputes that are before the Courts. I thoroughly investigate issues in light of the child(ren)'s needs and development, and develop a report according to the Court requirements and agreements, and make recommendations on what may be in the child(ren)'s best interests.
If there is high conflict in families who have already filed a parenting plan, as a Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker, I help parents work together for the benefit of their child(ren) in implementing that plan.
On occasion, a Court orders that parents' visits with their child(ren) be supervised. I am able to provide therapeutic supervised visitations to help each child have a healthy relationship with his or her parent.
Also, I offer parenting classes (Active Parenting Now!), co-parenting classes, hands-on lessons for parents of children from birth-to-three, and support groups for Grandparents and Foster Parents.