Welcome to my website. I consider relationships to be the single most important aspect of being human. How we engage in them greatly influences whether we experience fulfillment or depletion, comfort or distress, success or failure. My work with individuals, couples and families helps them develop the essential skills for cultivating and maintaining satisfying relationships in all sectors of their lives.
A primary goal of my work is increased confidence in my clients for handling life transitions, relationship challenges, cross-cultural issues, death of children, and trauma recovery through EMDR. Working collaboratively creates a safe setting in which existing strengths are identified along with behavioral patterns that get in the way of satisfying relationships. Experiential exploration in session and homework open the possibility of developing new skills that can be continued beyond therapy for successful communication, problem solving, negotiating, conflict resolution, and for deepening intimacy.
I bring to my work life experience from the public sector, an integrated therapeutic approach, and a rich cultural background of German-Jewish, California Indian (Salinan) and Latino. I am actively involved with my Salinan community in reawakening and maintaining our traditional ways.
You are invited to call or email me for an appointment. I maintain a private practice in Sacramento, California.