Trainings, License & Education

Specialized Trainings

  • Trauma Resiliency Model®, Levels 1 & 2 – Trauma Resource Institute
  • EMDR, Level 1 – EMDR Institute, Inc.
  • Sexual Addiction (Don’t Call it Love & Trauma Bonds) – Patrick Carnes

In addition to the above, I have extensive training and experience with trauma recovery and PTSD (particularly related to sexual assault/abuse, childhood abuse and relationship violence), couples therapy, substance and behavioral addictions, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ affirmative therapy, and a multicultural framework.

License & Certifications

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) – National Association of Social Workers, 2003

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) -CA LCS18278, 1997

Trauma Resiliency Model Certified TRM® Practitioner – Trauma Resource Institute, 2018


Master of Social Welfare – University of California, Los Angeles, 1993

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – University of California, San Diego, 1988