- B.S. in Psychology, Beijing University, China
- M.A. in Cognitive Psychology, The University of Chicago
- M.A. in Counseling (Marriage, Family and Child), Palo Alto University
- J.D. in Law, The University of Chicago Law School
Psychotherapy is a continuing journey for therapists as much as it is for our clients. Ongoing training and improvement is my responsibility to you as your therapist and to myself. Recent experiences include:
Gottman Institute: Couples Therapy Level I Certificate (2017) and Level II Certificate (2020)
Couples Institute (Menlo Park, CA): The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, 2019-2020
Terry Real: (1) Couples Experiential Workshop (2021); Relational Life Therapy - Level 1 (2021); Couples Therapy consultation group (ongoing since 9/2020)
Hakomi Institute of California: Mindfulness-Centered Couples Therapy, by Rob Fisher (2021); Hakomi Essential Skills (2021); Hakomi Comprehensive Training - Level 1 (ongoing)
Dr. Marty Klein: Sexual Intelligence Workshops; Couples Therapy Consultation Group (8/2020-5/2021)
Kara-Grief Support (Palo Alto, CA), grief therapy 2016-2019
Grief Summit (4/2021)
Compassion Cultivation Training, CCARE, Stanford University, 2018
Compassion Immersion-2, 2018
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), full training, UCSF - Osher Center, 2020
I practice meditation and believe that mindful living brings us joy, compassion and purpose.
AFFILIATIONS and LICENSE:
Member, CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
Board member and CFO (2021), SCV-CAMFT
CA License 119101
I believe that volunteerism is a beautiful way of cultivating and sharing purpose and love in the community and in my own life.
Grief support: Kara-Grief Support, group facilitator and community outreach team member (2016-present)
CISM: trained in Basic and Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), with Bay Area CISM Team (Janet Childs), 2018, 2019.
Equity in childhood education: Family Connections, Board member (2013-14); Program Committee member (2014-2020)