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M.S.     Counseling Psychology     2001                    University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY


B.A.       Theatre Arts                         1986                    Xavier University; Cincinnati, OH                   


A.A.       Italian Studies                      1983                    Franklin College; Lugano, Switzerland                                              



Clinical Experience

Marriage and Family Therapist in Psychotherapy Private Practice

San Rafael, California

1/ 2010 – Present

  • Provide individuals, couples and families counseling in a private clinical setting.

  • Focus of treatment includes trauma, substance use, mood disorders, gender issues and relational conflict.


BWell Mental Health Program Coordinator

Ritter Center; San Rafael, California

06/2011 - 07/2014           

  • Manage mental health services program for homeless and low income services agency

  • Ensure grant compliance; generate grant reports

  • Monitor and track treatment outcomes

  • Manage and supervise multidisciplinary team of treatment providers

  • Coordinate program with county agencies

  • Manage department budget

  • Provide individual and group mental health treatment; Supervise unlicensed interns


Consultant for Continuing Education Provider Program

Esalen Institute; Big Sur, California

11/ 2010 – 5/2012           

  • Work independently to reorganize Continuing Education Program for programs department of large non-profit retreat center.

  • Support faculty in meeting provider status criteria

  • Create new systems to implement program.

  • Write instruction manual to facilitate handoff of project

  • Supervise implementation of project


Outpatient Case Manager

Marin Services for Women; Greenbrae, California

8/2007 – 8/2010           

  • Duties included case management, diagnosis, crisis intervention and psycho educational services for recovering women addicts.

  • Provided individual, group counseling & family counseling

  • Provided treatment planning, accurate charting, client assessment of needs

  • Facilitated weekly family program for residential clients and their significant others

  • Coordinated services with Prop36, Cal Works, Medical, and 3rd party reimbursers

  • Served as interim outpatient coordinator during management transition

  • Served as residential case manager for 6 months


Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Adolescent Counseling Services; Menlo Park, California

12/2008 - 6/2009           

  • Counseling Intern at La Enrada Middle School

  • Provide counseling services to 4th through 8th grade students and their parents.

  • Topics addressed: academic problems, behavioral issues, social skill development, peer pressure, financial insecurity


Site Director for Adult Residential Support Services

Buckelew Programs; San Rafael, California

12/2006 – 8/2007           

  • Provided counseling, case management, and services for chronically mentally ill adults in a residential setting.

  • Supervised four house managers who provide 24 hrs a day care.

  • State certified administrator


Research Assistant

Department of Behavioral Sciences University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky

8/2002 – 6/2003                       

  • Provided support services to Primary Investigator for major research project on women’s health and domestic violence.

  • Surveyed judges, police chiefs and other key informants concerning their opinions on Emergency Protective Orders.

  • Organized and processed data analysis.

  • Provided overall organization of the Emergency Protective Order research process.


Data Manager

Center for Drug and Alcohol Research University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky

8/2002 – 6/2003

  • Responsible for data maintenance for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome research grant.

  • Generated assessment tools to evaluate the program effectiveness.

  • Generated reports based on data gathered.

  • Maintained good working relationships with grant organizers and field workers.


Management, Project Coordination and Customer Service Experience

Project Coordinator (promotion)

Esalen Institute; Big Sur, California

01/2006 - 12/2006           

  • Managed 40-person Team of Massage Practitioner overseeing all aspects of personnel training, disciplinary action, hiring, scheduling, certification documentation and customer satisfaction.

  • Implemented special projects

  • Administrated Esalen Trademark Maintenance

  • Addressed needs of Special Guests and Board members

  • Continued Duties as Assistant to Executive Director


Assistant to the Executive Director (promotion)

Esalen Institute; Big Sur, California

10/2004 - 01/2006           

  • Executive Assistant to the Director of a large non-profit retreat center.

  • Tasks included generating multimedia presentations, coordinating property wide events, facilitating staff meetings, building interdepartmental relationships, presentations to county supervisors regarding county permitting procedures, and administrating insurance policies.

  • Staff liaison for Non-profit board members

  • Worked independently, setting priorities and managing multiple projects and responsibilities

  • Represent Esalen at local community and county meetings


Front Office Staff Member/Extended Student

Esalen Institute; Big Sur, California

9/2003 - 10/2004           

  • Provided excellent customer service for Institute guest and community members.


Account Coordinator/Sales Representative

Burlin & Company; Kentucky and Indiana

1991 - 1995                                                                       

  • Responsible for wholesale sales in Kentucky and Indiana for over 20 retail gift lines.

  • Staffed Consumer shows for distributor

  • Generated new accounts and maintained strong working relationships with existing accounts


Account Manager

Trapp Communications; Lexington, Kentucky

1988 to 1990                       

  • Responsible for account management, marketing and public relations at boutique graphics design firm.

  • Duties included calling on existing accounts, presenting design solutions, monitoring project timelines, media placement


Student Services Assistant

Franklin College; Lugano, Switzerland

1986 -            1987                       

  • Supervised residence hall for Franklin College students.

  • Assisted in cross cultural adaptation of students

Curriculum Vitae

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