I have been working with individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. My expertise lies in helping people develop meaningful, fulfilling relationships in their lives. We look at what gets int he way of that vision, and work through those issues replacing maladaptive behaviors with more relational ones.
I hold Masters Degrees in Humanistic Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Educational Psychology, and have worked with couples and families in the educational and clinical settings.
I was trained as a child and family therapist, and parent educator and consultant, at the Stanford University Affiliated – The Children’s Health Council, in Palo Alto, California, where I worked as a clinician and parent educator and consultant.
I strengthened my training in Couples Therapy at the reputable Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California, where I was also a couples workshop co-facilitator, and at the Relational Life Institute in Boston, MA.
- Other areas of expertise include treatment of:
Anxiety, OCD and Depression
- Anxiety and Depression related to Infertility, Postpartum and Menopause
- Relational and Intimacy Issues such as Sex Addiction and Compulsivity, Infidelity/Affairs/Partner Betrayal, Sexual Anorexia, Pornography Compulsivity, Codependence
- Women’s Issues
- Men’s Issues
- Social Skills Training for Adolescents and Young Adults
- Issues Related to the Expat Families and Third Culture Kids
Certifications I hold:
Certified by the International OCD Foundation to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorders;
Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy;
Intensively trained DBT Therapist;
Certified Relational Life Master Therapist;
Certified UCLA PEERS® Social Skills Therapist;
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
- International OCD Foundation, Clinical Member
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member
- International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, Clinical Member
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Clinical Member
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Member
I am a Credentialed Distant Counselor, and am pleased to announce that I am certified to offer Tele-Mental-Health.
* Services can be offered in English or Portuguese.*
Call now to schedule an appointment and surprise yourself with the positive changes this can bring to your life.