I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. My studies were based in Jungian and other psychodynamic theories. I incorporate cognitive and humanistic theories as a part of the therapy I practice. I consider myself to be a pragmatic psychotherapist because I try to use whatever combination of therapies that will help each patient.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in mental health settings for more than thirty years. I established my private practice in psychotherapy in Stuart, Florida several years ago. Currently, I incorporate some legal services. I serve as an expert witness in cases involving children. I also do social investigations to help the court make decisions regarding child custody.
I have taught at the elementary and university level for several years. My experience as a teacher informs my work with children and adolescents as a therapist. I am able to serve as a liasione between children and schools in many cases. My experience with people of all ages gave me a special perspective into both educational and emotional issues facing individuals, couples, and families.
I spent many years living and working overseas. I speak Spanish and work with Spanish-speaking patients in several settings in my current practice. I work with Hispanic people as a therapist and I work with the undocumented immigrants and their attorneys to complete psychological evaluations.