Newport Beach, California 92660
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional
As a psychotherapist in clinical practice, I bring over thirty years of experience in working with divorcing couples. My extensive background in change management, stress reduction, mediation and collaborative practice provides me with the necessary insight to assist couples in creating a successful post-divorce transition. In addition, I have spent over five years teaching classes at UCI extension in relationships and communication skills. My goal is to provide a safe environment for clients to go forward as individuals while preserving and enhancing their collective responsibilites as parents. I remain loyal in my commitment to the Collaborative divorce process, which allows couples to maintain their dignity and respect for one another, while protecting their children from the often destructive process of 'combat' divorce.
Professional ActivitiesBoard Member Collaborative Divorce Solutions - V.P., Program Chair ~International Association of Collaborative Professionals ~California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists ~Clinical Supervisor for Master's Level professionals needing hours for licensure ~National Association of ~Social Workers ~National Academy of Family Mediators ~Collaborative Divorce Solutions of OC - committee member of Training and Education ~Collaborative Divorce solutions of OC-Training and Education Chair
UCLA 1969, Phi Beta Kappa graduation in Psychology, Summa cum Laude
Honors at Entrance
Outstanding Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology
UC Berkeley, 1972, MSW, Psychiatric social Work, Summa cum Laude