Sandplay Coach - Bio
I was born to be a therapist – as early as sixth grade people came to me for advice. I took a detour as a high school Spanish teacher, but came back to my calling and have had a private practice for 30+ years.
I did career counseling and brief therapy at the Counseling Center at UC, Berkeley for ten years, and also taught in the School of Education. At the Wright Institute, I supervised the clinical work of Ph.D. students. I was an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
I bring a broad perspective to my clients because I also have fifteen years of experience consulting to the corporate world. I understand general systems, group dynamics, leadership skills, authority structures and power. I was a group leader at Stanford for the summer Executive Development Program.
On the personal side, I have experience healing from a narcissistic mother and surviving a difficult divorce from a narcissistic husband.
These experiences give me the skills and empathy to be certified by Dr. Karyl McBride in WIEBGE (Will I Ever Be Good Enough), a 5-step recovery program for adult children of a narcissistic parent.
I am also a vetted and trusted referral source for Divorceify.
My Thinking, Values and Experience:
Corporate culture consultant
My Work History
Private psychotherapy practice, often using Sandplay (30+ years)
Consulting Psychologist, Counseling Center, UC, Berkeley.
Career counseling, brief therapy, crisis intervention (10 years)
Consulting to corporations to create culture change (15 years)
Headhunter, doing psychological assessment of C-suite candidates (9 years)
Adjunct Professor: Wright Institute, Clinical Supervisor for
Ph.D. students in social psychology (8 years)
Visiting Professor: University of North Carolina, Wilmington,
Department of Sociology; UC, Berkeley, School of Education (1 year)
University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Social Welfare
(DSW was renamed to Ph.D.)
University of California, Berkeley, Master of Social Welfare (MSW)
Stanford University, M.A. in Education
Stanford University, B.A. in Spanish
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California State License (LCSW 6362)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California State License (LMFT 8394)
Association of Certified Social Workers, Diplomate