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Woman Standing on Dock
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About Me


I am a licensed senior clinical psychologist at Practical Recovery Psychology Group, the outpatient arm of the one-of-a-kind treatment center, Practical Recovery.

I received my Masters (1990) and Doctoral (1999) degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and a Bachelors degree from UCLA (1986). In addition, I am a certified hypnotherapist through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE). I have been on staff at UCSD and Kaiser Permanente.

I studied Motivational Interviewing directly under the originator of the technique, Dr. William Miller at the University of New Mexico. I also have advanced training in EMDR and EFT/TFT. I gained specialized training in smoking cessation and worked for the California Smoker’s Helpline ( 1-800-NO-BUTTS ). I served my post- doctoral internship and currently work with world acclaimed addiction specialist, Dr. Tom Horvath. An interview with me is featured in the documentary, Curing Addiction: The Film http://www.curingaddictionthefilm.com/index.html.

In addition to my passion for conducting psychotherapy, I am a musician and song writer residing in beautiful San Diego, CA.

California License #PSY18543