Licensed Clinical Social Worker
& Board Certified Diplomate
EMDRIA Certified and Approved Consultant Basic Training Facilitator
for the EMDR Institute and Humanitarian Assistance Program Specialty Workshop Provider
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Certified Diplomate in San Diego. I have been in private practice in La Mesa, California since 1987 (see my CV for detailed professional history). I am known for a no-nonsense, to-the-heart-of-the-matter approach. This simply means I tend to be direct and have a long-practiced ability to get to the heart of a problem quickly. Separating critical issues from the irrelevant can save time and money.
My work as a counselor is based on the assumption that
good character, accountability, healthy relationships and balance create a foundation for a satisfying, meaningful life .
My specialities include
trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, addictions
and behavioral compulsions (pornography, gambling, compulsive eating, shopping, etc.) depression, anxiety, grief,