I earned my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA along with a certificate in clinical psychology in 2009. I earned my Master of Arts (M.A.) in transpersonal psychology from the same institution. My Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is in counseling psychology from Prescott College in Prescott, AZ.
Relevant Work Experience
I have been licensed and working in private practice since 2012. I accrued my training hours for licensure at Community Counseling Services of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County in San Jose, CA. I also completed training hours necessary for graduation at the John F. Kennedy University Community Counseling Center in Sunnyvale for a total of four years of supervised experience as a psychologist. My background also includes work as a vocational rehabilitation specialist for the severely mentally ill and as an Outward Bound instructor for the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Minnesota.
I have been studying Aikido, or the Way of Harmony, since 1998 and teaching the art since 2008. This martial art emphasizes compassion, connection and harmony. I find that its philosophy a useful way to approach life's challenges.