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About Me

With more than 25 years of experience as a California-licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I’ve been a supervisor, graduate faculty, regular conference presenter, and on the boards of various organizations.   My extensive training and experience running psychotherapy groups has qualified me as a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) since 2001.  I was made a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (FAGPA) in 2011.

Education & Experience Highlights:

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna cum Laude, Clark University


  • Graduate, National Group Psychotherapy Institute, Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry

  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies

  • Graduate, Certificate Program in Group Psychotherapy, Fielding Graduate Institute

  • Ongoing Study, Center for Group Studies, New York City


  • Past President, Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society

  • Fellow, American Group Psychotherapy Association

  • Member, Board of Directors, American Group Psychotherapy Association

  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health

  • Member, Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA)

  • GPALA Workshop Presenter: 

    • “The Vital Use of Nonverbal Communication in Group Psychotherapy”

    • "Preparing and Screening Prospective Group Members"

  • GPALA Faculty, Principles of Group Psychotherapy

  • Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University Los Angeles

  • Process Group Leader, AGPA and GPALA


  • Clinical Supervisor, MFT interns in private practice

  • Clinical Supervisor, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance

  • Clinical Supervisor, UCLA/Santa Monica Hospital Rape Treatment Center


  • Member, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society of Psychology

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