Author of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Wellness and Recovery
Contact: (916) 307-8476
For 25 years, I have been involved in the Sacramento Region as a community provider and as a private therapist. I had a rich career as a University professor at Sacramento State. In my endeavors, people find me to be supportive, dedicated, knowledgeable and ethical.
I encourage clients to take an active role in the therapeutic process. We create a safe space together where you have input regarding how therapy should proceed. Our work is generally directed toward the balance between deeply accepting and appreciating yourself with enhancing your capacities to skillfully meet and address life's challenges.
A sliding fee scale is available, and I offer a no-fee exploration meeting where you can check me out and decide whether or not I may be a good fit for you.
Presently, I am not taking new clients and am dedicating efforts to developing community mindfulness groups and training and mentoring clinicians. Please inquire if you are interested!
Working with Adults:
-Addressing depression, anxiety
- Healing from trauma [EMDR]
-Experiencing effectiveness and joy in relationships
-Coping with life changes
-Dealing with societal challenges
-Developing emotional resilience
Couple and Family Work
Clinical Supervision and Training
Consultation and agency capacity-building
Trainings & Workshops
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
-Application of Polyvagal Theory
- Practitioner Resilience and Self-Care
- Cross-cultural Practice; Cultural Humility
- K-12 Trauma Informed Effectiveness
- Latino Community Practice
- Motivational Interviewing
- Radical Acceptance and Mindfulness
- Substance Abuse