I grew up in the bay area and moved to Sacramento to attend Sacramento State University with the goal of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Child Development with a minor in Sociology. I then earned my master’s degree in Social Work, with a concentration in mental health. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1994 (#LCS16858).
My work history includes:
Yolo County Mental Health, Horizon School (adolescent day treatment program)
Sutter Counseling Center in Sacramento
Sacramento State University, Student Health and Counseling Services
Can Stop, co-facilitated a group for girls who had been sexually abused
University of California Davis, Student Health and Counseling Services
My clinical experience includes:
-Individual therapy for children, adolescents, college students and adults
-Group therapy for children, adolescents, college students and adults
-Parental guidance sessions and parenting classes
-Outreach and education
-SafeTALK training for staff and college students (suicide awareness)
-Workshops for college students
-Classroom observations for children and adolescents
-Home visits for families
-Participation in Student Study Team meetings and Individualized Education Plan meetings
-Collaboration with educational staff, medical providers, psychiatrists, registered dietitians, probation officers, sexual assault advocate and other mental health professionals
Currently, I have my own practice in Davis. My husband and I moved to Davis in 1998 to raise our two children who are now both in college. In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking, time at the beach, yoga, cooking, exercise and time with friends and family. In 2015 and 2016, I volunteered as the Mental Health Professional for a week long camp hosted by UC Davis Camp Kesem. I am currently on the Camp Kesem Advisory Board. This is a national organization that offers camp for children whose parents have been affected by cancer. UC Davis students volunteer their time as counselors and fundraise to send these children to camp for free.
Since moving to Davis, I have been very involved in the community and my children’s schools. There are many wonderful things about our community. I am also aware that for many children it can be an academically, athletically and socially demanding environment to grow up in. Sometimes, just having a safe place to discuss normal developmental challenges can be helpful.