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I am a licensed doctor of psychology in California and New York, with a background in neuropsychology as well.

As a therapist, I specialize in treating Law Enforcement, EMS, Military, and Fire Department personnel for critical incident stress injuries, but also for the problems regular life can bring. Much of therapy focuses on helping clients learn to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, as well as to maneuver the important relationships in their lives. I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting to treat PTSD. I've practiced and taught mindfulness for approximately 10 years. Here is a guide to PTSD for families

I have been honored to provide debriefings, classes and consultation to both fire and law enforcement agencies throughout California. I've been recognized as a specialist in the treatment and training of First Responders by the FBI, Oakland Police Department, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Fire Department, Oakland Fire Department, Alameda, San Mateo and Napa County Sheriff's Offices, and the California Highway Patrol. I am a senior clinician for the West Coast Post-trauma Retreat (WCPR), a program of the First Responder Support Network.

 

I began working with First Responders because, as a former New York City resident, I watched the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center from a nearby building. I saw amazing Responders make the choice to give their lives for others, and made the decision to specialize in serving those who serve. As a member of the Red Cross NYC Incident Response Team, I responded to Ground Zero on September 12th, and for several months afterward. Getting over a traumatic event takes work but, with help, it can be done.

After earning masters and doctorate degrees, I completed 6000 hours (3 years) of residency and internship at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco.  

I am committed to providing treatment that is tailored to the individual and sensitive to each client's needs. Look around my website and, if you'd like to make an appointment, or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me.

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