CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, 2001-2004 4.0 G.P.A.
  • Pepperdine University, Culver City, CA, Spring 2000
  • Antioch University, Marina del Rey, California. BA Degree, Double major: Psychology and Art, 1998
  • The UCLA Certificate Program in Creative Writing, 1993-95

LICENSES

  • Marriage and Family Therapist, California License #47978
  • AMFT, Illinois

EXPERIENCE

  • Psychotherapist, Private Practice, October 2007 to present
  • Clinic Therapist, Jung Center, Evanston, Illinois, May 2006 topresent
  • Consultant/ Writer, Healers Way, Pasadena, CA, 2006-2008
  • Regional Alumni Coordinator, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, 2006-2008
  • MFT Intern, Pacifica Counseling Center, Long Beach, CA, 2005-2006
  • MFT Intern, Shoreline Center for Individual and Family Healing,   Long Beach, CA, 2004-2005
  • MFT Trainee, Boys and Girls Club of Venice, Venice, CA, 2002-2004

SPECIAL TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

  • EMDR I, Los Angeles, CA. September 2005
  • Play Therapy Certification Program, UCSD, San Diego, CA. October 2003-June 2005
  • Jungian Psychology and Sandplay Therapy: Theory and Practice, C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. October 2003- May 2004
  • Analytic Psychology: Theory and Practice, C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. September 2003- June 2004
  • Registered Play Therapy Certification Program, The Play Therapy Institute, Beverly Hills, CA. 2003-2004
  • Professional in Residence, The Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower Hospital, Palm Desert, CA. January 2003
  • Sandplay Seminar with Harriet Friedman, The C.G. Jung. Institute, Los Angeles, CA. January-February 2002
  • The Center for Healthy Aging, Certificate in Peer Counseling, Santa Monica, CA. Winter 1998

PUBLICATIONS

  • Huffington Post
  • Freudian Sip, weekly column for Psychology Today, 2010 to present
  • The Genesis of Shame: The Fig Leaf of Fashion and Its Place in Psychotherapy. Thesis published by Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA. March 2004.

LECTURES

  • American Beauty: Film Analysis from a Jungian Perspective, May 2007.
  • Dreams:  A Journey to the Unconscious, Gorton Community Center, Summer 2006.
  • 10-Week Dream Group, Gorton Community Center, Fall 2006.
  • Sandplay: An Overview, The Jung Center, Evanston, IL. June 2006.
  • The Psychology of Persona, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL. March 2006.
  • The Genesis of Shame, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpenteria, CA. May 2004.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • CAMFT Member
  • Clinic Board Member, Jung Center of Evanston, IL
  • Sandplay Board Member, Jung Center, Evanston, IL
  • Regional Alumni Coordinator for Pacifica Graduate Institute