Licensing and Credentials
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #46946) with over 16 years experience providing psychotherapy services. I am also an AASECT certified sex therapist, one of very few in San Francisco.
Education and Training
I received a PhD in psychology from Saybrook University in 2015. My clinical degree (MA, Counseling Psychology) was earned at the Professional School of Psychology, in Sacramento, CA in 2001. Internships and training thereafter included a year each at: The West Coast Center for Social Therapy, New Perspectives Center for Therapy, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and the San Francisco Public School District. Prior to this, I spent a decade as a VP of a marketing research agency and 5 years as a public middle school mathematics teacher. I hold an EdM from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Teaching and Curriculum. As an undergraduate, I studied Psychology and Mathematics at the University of Oregon.
Research and Publications
I have written two books, based on my dissertation research and subsequent studies of infidelity and ethics and several academic articles on topics as wide-ranging as: consent, mothering, and human decision making problems.