Education and Experience

MFT Courses and Certifications

NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model) Certified Practitoner on 3/2016

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Certified Level 1 Practitioner on 2/2008

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Trauma Therapy Certified Level 1 & 11

Play Therapy Practitioner in Sandplay Therapy, Play Therapy for Trauma, Interactive Play Therapy, and Attachment Play Therapy

5 Rhymes Essentials for Therapeutic Movement and Dance  1/2010 & 1/30 -2/2011

The Mindful Brain in Psychotherapy 8/7-8/11/2006

Somatic Developmental Psychology 9/97 -12/97

Licensure

Aarizona Board of Marriage & Family Therapists , MFT licensure July, 2017

Nevada Board of Marriage & Family Therapists, licensure 1993 to present

Nevada Board of Registered Nurses, Nursing licensure 1991 to present 

Education

Master's Degress in Counseling Psychology

1993 - Pacifica Graduate Institute


Bachelor of Science Nursing

California State University Chico

Public Health Nursing Certification 

Professional Experiences

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST  

10/1996 TO PRESENT

Private practice in established group practice setting specializing in systemic family therapy, individuals, couples, child & play therapy, and trauma therapy.  Trauma therapy includes NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR.  

Psychoeducational model for parenting education, communication skills, grief and loss, divorce therapy, and substance & alcohol use disorder in the family. 


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

3/1999 - 4/2016

Mojave Behavioral Health Community Outpatient Clinic working with children, teens, adult and families with chronic mental illness.  Family therapy focused on mood disorders, behavioral problems, attachment, substance and alcohol use disorders, and trauma.  Challenges of social economics, housing, individualized educational programs, and foster & adoption care were coordinated with therapy, community agencies and services.  Group therapy facilitator for Adult Day Treatment Program for Mindfulness Skills Building.


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Lecturer at University of Nevada Psychiatric Residents Program for School of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Lectures on "The Psychotherapueutic Process of Play Therapy", 

1997-2010.  


Community parenting education program for MOPS (mothers of preschoolers).