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About Me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working with individual adults in my private practice in San Francisco, California.

My own history with an eating disorder and the journey of my personal recovery opened the path to my life's work - helping others. In addition to the personal aspect, I bring over 20 years professional experience as an eating disorders specialist skilled in the areas of  food, weight, body image, compulsive exercise as well as general psychotherapy.  My expertise covers a broad range such as addiction recovery, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and self esteem problems.

Since many people struggle with more than one issue at the same time it is especially important that I have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Therapy is centered on you and your individual needs as we build on your strengths, focus on solutions and develop new skills and insights. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life struggles and challenge the limits that keep you stuck. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your unique needs.

To provide you with additional support in your recovery, I am also a certified nutritional consultant with expertise in the eating disorder and addiction fields.

With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.

Education
    
 Certificate as Nutritional Consultant and Fitness Specialist,
                North American College 1981
      Master of Arts in Psychology, New College 1992

License
    
 MFC 32410  June 1995

Professional Memberships
  
   California Association of Marriage Family Therapists, since 1995
      San Francisco Chapter CAMFT, since 1995 

 Experience
      Private practice, San Francisco, specializing in:
                       Eating disorders, addiction recovery, dual diagnosis 
                       treatment, general psychotherapy, clinical supervision
                       1993 - Current

   
 Alta Mira Residential Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program, Sausalito:
                     Director Eating Disorders Track/Primary Therapist in
                     Chemical Dependency Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Specialist,
                     Clinical Supervisor
                      2007 - 2009
      
      Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, San Francisco:
                     1993-2007
                             Director, Eating Disorders Program
                             2000-2007
                             Clinical Supervisor/Therapist/Nutritional Consultant
                             1993- 2007