Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)- License Number: 69923
Master's Degree in Social Work, University of Connecticut
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Bay Area Therapists Specializing in Adolescents (BATSA)
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis Member
I have over a decade of experience promoting wellness in a variety of settings including day treatment centers, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics, schools and hospitals.
Since 2007 I have been employed by the San Francisco Unified School District as a School Social Worker. In this role, I have worked in diverse communities and have collaborated with families and school staff to support social and emotional growth, resilience, and positive transformation in youth. Within the school setting, I have provided the following services and trainings to ensure that therapeutic and behavioral practices are effectively utilized not only in the therapy room but also in practical, everyday settings:
Individual and group therapy
Social and emotional learning
Teacher, principal and other school staff consultation
Trauma informed practices
Screening and assessment
Observations and behavior planning
Resource linkage and education
Parent coaching and education
Facilitating school based meetings (e.g. IEP, 504, SST meetings)
My therapeutic framework includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Practices, Somatic Experiencing and Play Therapy
for children and adolescents.
Each person benefits from an individualized approach and during our initial session we will focus on you or your family’s goals and needs and together determine which approach will be most effective.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Areas of Focus
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Solution Focused Therapy
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certified
Trauma Informed Care for Professionals, Sam Himelstein, Ph.D
Introduction to Play Therapy & Playful Solutions to Serious Problems, Growth Through Play Therapy
Mindful Schools Training, Mindful Schools
Introduction to Hakomi Method, Hakomi Institute of CA
CBT and Mindfulness, Richard Sears, Psy.D.
Beck Institute CBT for Depression, Judith Beck, Ph.D
Beck Institute CBT Course I, Judith Beck, Ph.D
Depressed and Suicidal Clients, UC Berkeley
Advanced CBT for Depression and Anxiety, John Ludgate, Ph.D.
Motivational Interviewing and CBT, Shallimar Jones, Ph.D
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Kaiser Permanente
Trauma in Children and Adolescents, Joyce Dorado, Ph.D
Trauma Focused Teacher Consultation, S.F. School Health
Improving Behavior and Social Skills, Eric Nach, Ph.D.
Grief and loss for children and families, Josie's Place