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March 2017, November, 2016, June 2016. “Cool as a Cucumber: Understanding and Dealing with Difficult Emotions.” Ninety minute workshop as part of Community Helpline training, Torrance, California.

February 23, 2014. “The Accidental Therapist II: How to Take Care of Yourself while Caring for your Clients.” Two hour presentation at the Symposium of the Electrologist’s Association of California, Anaheim, California.

September 27, 2013. “Anger Therapy: Working with your Clients’ Difficult Emotions.” Six hour presentation given through Connections Counseling Center, an approved CE provider with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

June 13, 2013. “Anger Management for those with Crohn’s and Colitis.” Ninety minute presentation to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Support Group, Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, CA.

May 19, 2013. “The Accidental Therapist:  Managing the Interpersonal Aspect of the Beauty Treatment.” Two hour presentation at the Symposium of the Electrologist’s Association of California, Ontario, California.

October, 2012. “#@*$ Right! You Bet I’m Angry!: Using the Presenting Problem of Anger as a Bridge to Trauma Work.” Ninety minute workshop at the Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Long Beach, California.

May, 2012. “Working with Metaphor: Facilitating Growth through the Language of the Unconscious.” Ninety minute presentation to the California Society for Clinical Social Work, Torrance, California.

July, 2012. “Anger Management: Harnessing the Power of Strong Emotion.” One hour presentation to Counseling West, Sherman Oaks, California.

May, 2012. “Anger Management Tools for Everyone.” One hour presentation to 1736 Family Crisis Center, Hermosa Beach, California.

March 2012. “Slow Down! Breathe! Tools to Increase Frustration Tolerance and Impulse Control in Children and Adults.” Presented to Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, West Los Angeles Branch.

January 2012. “Working with Metaphor: Facilitating Growth through the Language of the Unconscious.” Two hour presentation to the Long Beach-South Bay Chapter of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

April 2011. “Working with Metaphor: Facilitating Growth through the Language of the Unconscious.” Six-hour presentation sponsored by The California State University, Dominguez Hills Council.

November 2011, March 2011, June 2010. “Anger Management: Harnessing the Power of Strong Emotion.” Two-hour presentation to the South Bay Center for Counseling.

April 2010. “Anger Management and Beyond: Tools for Quick Relief; Awareness for Lasting Change.” Six-hour presentation sponsored by The California State University, Dominguez Hills Council.

March 2010. “Anger Management: Harnessing the Power of Strong Emotion.” One-hour presentation to the South Bay/Torrance District of the California Society for Clinical Social Work.

Fall Semester, 2009. Adjunct Professor with California State University, Dominguez Hills. Courses taught: MFT 530/531 Practicum—Community Mental Health.

May 2009, November 2008, May 2008, November 2007, November 2006.   “Traineeships, Supervisors, and Clients: Oh, My!” One and one-half hour presentation to the Practicum Class of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach.

November 2005. “Anger Management and Beyond: Tools for Quick Relief; Awareness for Lasting Change.” Two hour presentation to the Long Beach-South Bay Chapter of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. In addition to my psychological education, I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and have experience working in the educational, banking, and corporate environments. I am a public speaker and a published author.

have been trained in Brainspotting, hypnotherapy, am a Certified Spiritual Life Coach, and a Reiki Master Teacher. I have studied spirit work with a Chumash Wisdom Keeper. I have experience working with color, crystals, and sound.

It brings me great pleasure to be able to assist people in a way that is both helpful and meaningful to them.