About

I have been serving as chair of the MFT/PCC program at JFKU since August, 2018. Prior to this role, I spent the previous 10 years supervising and training professional counselors, interns and trainees as the Mental Health Program Director and Director of Training at Bay Area Addiction Research & Treatment (BAART). Many students and graduates from JFKU, as well as several other local graduate programs, gained their clinical hours under my supervision at the various BAART clinics in the Bay Area. Prior to my current role as chair, I also taught graduate level courses in Psychopharmacology, Crisis & Trauma, Research Methods, Community Mental Health, and Multicultural Counseling here at JFKU, as well as at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
I am also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Counselor with a private practice in Berkeley. My clinical team and I provide therapy, counseling and other psychological services for individuals, couples and families, and we specialize in the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders.
Before settling in the Bay Area, I worked in community mental health, providing services in rural and under-served areas, such as the northern interior of Alaska and southeastern Colorado. I also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1998-2000 in Benin, West Africa, and in my previous life in the 80s and 90s, I was a professional musician based out of Houston, TX. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m proud to be here, serving our next generation of therapists and counselors at JFKU, a school with a remarkable history of excellence and advocacy!

Programs/Courses

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Crisis & Trauma
  • Research Methods
  • Community Mental Health