I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Counselor. I have a private practice in Berkeley. My clinical team and I specialize in the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders, as well as the treatment and assessment of other clinical syndromes.

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, while serving 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 BAART clinics in Oakland, Antioch, San Mateo and Richmond. 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. As an instructor at JFKU and previously at Golden Gate University, I have taught many of the courses offered in our program, including psychopharmacology, research methods, community mental health, crisis and trauma, and multicultural counseling.


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