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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

I work with clients looking to improve their relationships and overall quality of life. Throughout my years of practice I have pulled from the work of many of the masters in the field of psychotherapy. What might set me apart from some therapists, is that my main framework comes from a relational approach (as in the work of Terry Real, LCSW and Esther Perel, MFT), where there is a focus on the quality of relationships and connection as a determination of health and contentment in life.

I am certified in Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy, with AASECT-certified sex therapist Martha Kauppi, MFT, and continue to train in this area through the Institute for Relational Intimacy.

I have been in private practice for the last twenty years in Davis, California, and see adults and couples in therapy. 

Specialty Areas

  • Couples - reducing conflict and creating more joy and intimacy
  • Sex and Sexuality - sex you want to be having, differing levels of desire between you and your partner, confusion regarding what's not working currently
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma - first responders, combat veterans, accidents, childhood experiences, abuse, neglect, sexual assault
  • Adjustment to Life Stressors - stages in life, developmental challenges
  • Eating Disorders - low or no desire to eat, emotional eating, discomfort with your body image
  • Adult Relationship Issues - marriage, dating, break ups and divorce, conflicts with friends and relatives
  • Finding Yourself - getting to know your likes and dislikes, talents, and honoring your
    natural and unique Self
  • Connecting to Others - finding your people, where you belong and enjoying time with them, feeling supported and valued


I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 30 years experience in the mental health field. I have worked with clients from varying backgrounds and along the full continuum of mental health care. I see adult clients on an individual basis or in couples, and focus on increasing their coping skills and overall resiliency so that they feel more empowered and connected to the people in their lives and the challenges they encounter. 

Although most of my career has been in clinical settings in mental health, I also draw from my professional experience working internationally for the United States Military and United Nations Peacekeeping in the post-war Balkans. 

Education & Professional Licensing/Certifications: 

University of California, Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1986-1990

Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA 

Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy, Art Therapy 1993-1995

Licensed as Marriage & Family Therapist, State of California, 1999

Certified in Assessing & Treating Sex Issues In Psychotherapy, Institute for Relational Intimacy, 2023

Direct site to Institute for Relational Intimacy page

Contact Me

I am currently seeing clients in person in my office in Davis, CA. 

If telehealth is more comfortable or convenient, I am also available for remote sessions to those interested and located throughout California.

My fee is $200 for a 50-minute session.

2055 Anderson Road

Davis, CA 95616

Tel: 530-758-5900

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