I completed the Intensive DBT training in Seattle, Washington led by Marsha Linehan, PhD in 2002 with my team. Since that time I have completed 2 Advanced Intensive trainings led by Marsha Linehan, PhD and consult with a DBT expert weekly.
I have been a member of a DBT team, CA DBT Peninsula Associates since 2002. The team includes professionals from three psychological disciplines:
+ PhD - Psychologists
+ LMFT - Marriage & Family Therapists
I started a training team in 2007 for people who wish to learn DBT . The training team consists of:
+ PhD students
Both teams are a group of individual practitioners who meet weekly as an integral part of DBT, a community of people helping a community of people.
My training includes working with Borderline Personality Disorders, major depression, anxiety, eating disorders, domestic violence, and substance abuse/dependence for adolescents and adults, families in crisis, and family members of chemical dependent individuals.
My work experience includes in addition to private practice:
o Project Focus (YWCA) - Families in crisis
o Adolescent Counseling Services - Drug and Alcohol Program for adolescents
o El Camino Hospital - Behavioral Medicine
o Stanford Hospital - Adolescent Drug Program
o VA Hospital, Menlo Park -Therapeutic Community for chemical dependency
Prior to my training I worked in Human Resource Temporary Help Services as a Director for a number of years. I found that I valued being of service to others and the importance of relationships. Because of these values I decided to go into Behavioral Health. I can apply real life experience in order to solve real life problems.
I am a therapist that focuses on behavior with warmth, kindness and persistence. When we meet for the first time we will discuss goals you wish to achieve and plan how to accomplish these goals in a collaborative way, evaluating weekly. We will work to understand the reasons that lead you to desire help. We will practice ways to make changes in the session and determine ways to apply them in between sessions so you can generalize them in your everyday life.
I make use of methods that have been determined by research to be most effective for a particular problem. These evidence-based practices help people most often to reduce suffering and change in a way the person wants to change. With problems that are extremely difficult to change like things from the past, I will focus on ways to develop acceptance through mindfulness.
Feel free to call with questions 650 917-9100 or email me from Contact page.
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