I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in private practice in the Pasadena area since 1988.
I was born and raised in Southern California by parents who immigrated to the United States. While living in Europe as a teenager, I was fortunate to be able to live in and experience an entirely different culture. I am grateful that I was also able to study and travel in other countries.
I believe that my being a child of an immigrant family, in addition to living overseas, has expanded my awareness of both the similarities and differences between diverse cultures.
As a therapist, I bring into my work this appreciation and respect for how our cultural and ethnic backgrounds help to shape who we are as human beings.
My Education and Professional Studies:
Interpersonal Neurobiology Study Group, Pasadena, 2012 - Present, Ongoing
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, 2002 - 2005
University of Southern California, Masters degree, 1980
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelors degree, 1977
California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, since 1984
License # LCS 10957
San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association
Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology
National Association of Social Workers
Eating Disorders Referral & Information Center
Should you have any questions about my professional training or background, please feel free to ask.