I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 29389) in private practice since 1992. I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California Family Study Center (now the Phillips Graduate Institute). In addition to my private practice experience, I have extensive experience working with, individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety treatment settings including outpatient, residential, and hospital inpatient programs. Theoretically I am rather eclectic in my approach; however I have been greatly influenced by Attachment theory, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Inter-subjectivity Theory and Systems Theory. In addition to my clinical work, I have a passion for teaching and currently I am a member of the teaching faculty at Antioch University and adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University . I have also taught at Loyola Marymount University and Phillips Graduate Institute (California Family Study Center). I teach graduate courses in couples counseling, family therapy, substance abuse, group therapy, diversity, human sexuality, law and ethics and theories of psychotherapy. I am currently a clinical member in good standing of the American Association of Marriage Family Therapist; and The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition I am an associate member of the American Psychological Association.