Professional Training:

 

In addition to earning my Masters in Clinical Psychology and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I have taken thousands of hours of additional trainings over the course of my professional development. I am committed to continuation of expanding my clinical skills, as well as deepening my insight into my self and my work. I also have a Bachelors degree in Human Sexuality and Human Development with a minor in Psychology and a BFA in Studio Arts. 

 

  • A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) 2014-current, under PACT founder, Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification (200 clinical hours),with Naomi O'Keefe, Ph.D. & Steve Johnson, Psy.D., San Francisco, CA  2010-2011
  • Ongoing group and individual consultation with couples therapy expert, Dr. Michael Kline, Ph.D. utilizing Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP,) Psychophysiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) training & consultation. 2012-2014
  • AEDP for Couples, Core Training (2 years) with David Mars, Ph.D., MFT  and Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, San Rafael, 2012-2014
  • Somatic Experiencing Practicioner 2012 
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples, level three, close to certification
  • Trainings on treating and assessing intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQ survivors, via The Northwest Network for Bi Trans Gay and Lesbian Survivors of Abuse, Seattle, WA,  2013
  • Training in Sex Therapy, under supervision of ASSECT certified clinical psychologist and sex therapists, Dr. Naomi O'Keefe. 2009-2010
  • AEDP Essential Skills (1 year) with Diana Fosha, Ph.D. (Founder of AEDP), Karen Pando-Mars, MFT and others, San Francisco, CA 2013-14
  • AEDP Immersion Course with Diana Fosha, San Francisco, CA June 2013
  • AEDP Parts Work Training with Jerry Lamagna, San Rafael, CA 2012
  • On-going AEDP Couples Consultation with David Mars, PhD., MFT 
  • Various Control Mastery Trainings with the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image training (1 year) with Ondina Nandine Hatvany, MFT. 2008-2009
  • Group Therapy training (1 year) under the supervision of Dr. Ireland, Ph.D. 2008-2009
  • Advanced Skills training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with Dr. Lou Rappaport, Ph.D. 2008
  • Sandtray and play therapy training  2008-2010
  • Member of AEDP WEST, Marin, CA
  • Member of AEDP
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Couples Externship with Sue Johnson, San Francisco, CA  2014 
  • 500 hours at the Art of Yoga Project in which I co-faciliated groups with high-risk incarcerated teenaged girls, utilizing processing, art therapy, creative writing and yoga as a means to bring personal and interpersonal awareness to the participants. 
  • Certified Birth Doula, Seattle Midwifery School (Now Bastyr University), 2004
  • Level Three Reiki (Master), studied under Maureen Brennan 2000-2004

 

 

A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples

C, Psy.D. is a doctor of clinical psychology, a couples and marriage counselor, psychological assistant at The North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center and is passionate abouy helping people to heal attachment wounds and cultivate healthy, happy lives.
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