• Adelphi University B.A.  English Literature and Education
  • Antioch University M.A. Clinical Psychology


  • CAMFT     California Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • GPALA      Group Psychology Association of Los Angeles
  • LACPA       Los Angeles Psychological Association
  • AACAST    American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists

CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING : (I continue to expand my knowledge and skills on an ongoing  basis )

  • Certificate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy-Psychoanalytic Center of California
  • Certified Couples and Sex Therapist -Inter-analytic Couples Training- Semel Institute, UCLA
  • Certificate Program Integrative Yoga Therapy -Urban Zen 1 /Donna Karan Foundation (restorative yoga, Reiki, aromatherapy, contemplative care and meditation)
  • Principles and Techniques: Couples Sexuality-Ester Perel, author “Mating in Captivity”
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy – Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles, Workshops led by Sue Johnson Ph.D. and Karen Shore PhD
  • Basics Principles of Group Psychotherapy-Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles Institute
  • The Art of Conscious Loving Training with Charles and Caroline Muir
  • Tavistock Group Leadership Training -National Training Laboratories
  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy – Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Organization Development Consultation-National Training Laboratories
  • Mindfulness Meditation – Spirit Rock, Insight LA, Against the Stream, Zen Center of Los Angeles, Dan Siegel, Jack Kornfield, Rabbi Mordecai  Findlay,  Esalen, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, Lou Bellamak and others.
  • Hospice Counseling-Compassion in Action- Veterans Administration LA
  • Principles and Techniques of Psychodrama – Jeffry Yates TEP, LCSW
  • Dance and Movement Therapy – Lou Bellamak, Gabrielle Roth, Kate Shela
  • Journal Writing as Psychotherapy-New School for Social Research, Jung Institute LA
  • Principles of Gestalt Therapy-Esalen Institute
  • Outplacement, Career Development, Job Finding Consulting-American Management Associations, Tom Jackson, author. The Career Development Team, New School For Social Research