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Education & Clinical Training

I am a life learner and have continued ongoing clinical training programs and clinical supervision. For the last 15 years I have been deeply involved in the world of Gestalt Therapy. My exposure to Gestalt began as a client, continued as a student, developed as a supervisor, and recently broadened to faculty member with GATLA, Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles.

While Gestalt therapy forms the base for all of my work with individuals, families and couples, I have additionally pursued ongoing training and supervision in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).

Education

BA in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Spanish, UC Berkeley
MSW, Columbia University

License & Certifications

  • LCSW (CA) #LCSW62402
  • LCSW (NY) 075524-1

Clinical Training Programs

  • Ackerman Institute for the Family: Externship 2003-2007
  • Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy program—NY, 2007-2008
  • Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA)—CA,  2010-present
  • GATLA Summer Residential Program (international 12 day intensive program)— Portugal, 2016 and Ireland, 2017
  • Certified by GATLA through the international GATLA Training Program

Ongoing Training

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples): completion of Externship and Core Skills
  • AEDP Immersion Course (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • AASECT: Introduction to Sex Therapy Course with The Ackerman Institute (30 hours)
  • EMDR: Completion of Levels 1, 2 and 3 (EMDRAA)
  • Trauma Resiliency Model (TRI) and Community Resiliency Model: Completion of Levels 1 and 2
  • GATLA Residential Couples Therapy Training Intensive “Two Become One and Then There are None” (2016)
  • Gestalt Group Process Training (2023)
  • Gestalt Dreamwork Training (ongoing)
  • Clinical Supervision Training Course

Supervision Experience

  • GATLA: 2015-present
  • Southern California Counseling Center: 2016-2019
  • Private Consultation Groups

Teaching

Faculty, Assistant Trainer: Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, (GATLA)

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