About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#LCS 19351) and a Certified Sex Therapist. I have 18 years of clinical experience and have a private practice in a comfortable office in Pacific Grove, CA.

My goal is to enhance your ability to develop more intimate, fulfilling, fun and passionate relationships with yourself and others.

While I see individuals and couples with a variety of issues, I am especially drawn to the richness of sexuality. I bring a sex-positive approach to working with all aspects of sexuality, including orientation, gender, sexual difficulties and intimacy.

Among my areas of expertise are: couples counseling, sexuality, gender issues, and recovery from addictions. I regularly present to general audiences on a variety of topics including intimacy, healthy sexual relationships, and the effects of illness on relationships.

I use an integration of clinical approaches based on the needs and wants of my clients. These may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, brief therapy, EMDR, Gestalt therapy, and humanistic psychology. I have an interactive and dynamic manner, providing support and practical feedback to help you resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.

My personal style is warm, relaxed and professional.

Education

M.S.W., California State University, San Jose, California, 1995

B.S., Psychology, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, 1977

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Clincal Social Worker (#LCS 19351) 1999

Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT) 2004

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (CAMFT)