About me

Credentials/ Experience

  • Psychotherapist, Private Practice; 2001-present
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapist/Relief Staff Psychologist, Stanford Inpatient Psychiatric Unit; 2001-2010
  • Advanced Training in Radically Open DBT
  • Advanced Training in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, 2011
  • Preferred Provider, Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto; 2010 - present
  • Clinical Supervisor – NIMH funded Cognitive Behavior Therapy Outcome Study; Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco; 2006-2008
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapist on two NIMH studies, one treating bulimia, the other helping multiple sclerosis patients reduce stress
  • Advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 2005; DBT Skills Trainer, with the California Peninsula DBT Associates; 1999-2009
  • Teacher/Therapist for the 8-Week Process; The Institute for Personal Change; South San Francisco; 2005
  • Gottman Couples Therapist - level III training; The Gottman Institute


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Stanford Department of Psychiatry, 1999-2001
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, 1999
  • Clinical Internship, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, 1997-1999
  • Bay Area Writing Project; Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, University of California at Berkeley, 1986; additional credentials in French and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature (French and Spanish), 1985, University of California at Berkeley, CA

Professional Affiliations

If you are interested in a list of my publications, click here.

Outside of Work

I have two grown children, and two dogs.  My husband and I have lived in the Bay Area for most of our lives. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being in nature, hiking, swimming, and reading. I have also lived in France and Mexico.

California License PSY 17321

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Published on  April 29th, 2020