Professional Background


I am trained as both an artist and a psychotherapist. I attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design exploring photography and continue to produce black and white images.  I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University in 1989 and completed my analytic training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) in San Francisco.

For eight years I was the Executive Director of The Center for Healthy Development, a community mental health and clinical training agency for Marriage and Family interns specializing in the impact of high conflict divorce on children.  I am currently the Dean of Candidates at PINC and the Past-President of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP) - the Bay Area chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association.


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