Specialties: Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Depression, Anxiety, Divorce / Separation, Infidelity, Grief, Trauma ,EMDR
Credentials: LMFC, LCSW
Experience: 25+ years
Address: 21710 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 101 Cupertino, CA 95070
The foundation of my approach is strategic therapy, which honors the uniqueness of each individual and their particular concerns. This approach emphasizes the resolution of problems in a manner that is both individualized and practical
I have been in private practice for over 20 years. Prior to developing my own practice, I worked for Managed Health Network where I learned a great deal about the issues and tensions, employees and managers face, in the complex work world of Silicon Valley. In my work at MHN, I was the clinical account manager for 18 companies (such as Genentech, NOAA and Nextel) and 23 cities (including the cities of Sunnyvale ,Santa Clara and San Carlos). While at MHN I also developed and presented multiple workshops to over 30 companies (including Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Intel, Intuit and Symantec). Some of the workshops I have developed are: Balancing Work and Family, Managing Change, Dual Career Couples, Effective Family Communication. Eldercare, Stress Management and Surviving Your Own Perfectionism. I have also overseen many Critical Incident Stress Debriefings at many Bay Area Companies.
Prior to MHN, I worked for eight years at Stanford University Hospital. During my employment at Stanford I developed a program providing psychotherapeutic services at Hoover Pavilion and worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit and General Medical units. My experience there helped me to understand infant-mother bonding issues, as well as, many medical diseases and the ways in which they impact a person’s lifestyle and state of mental well-being.
I hold licenses in both Marriage and Family Counseling and Clinical Social Work. (MFT -8177 & LCS – 5376).
I have had specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help people overcome the effects of trauma.