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Associate Marriage & Family Therapist & Doctor of Behavioral Health Candidate.

Demonstrated knowledge & skills in counseling clients from a wide range of diverse backgrounds (e.g., gender, culture, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, physical/mental disabilities, class, social & economic background). Furthering education on how to design, deliver & evaluate integrated behavioral health programs. Providing therapy to individuals, couples & families  & working on ways to better integrate medical & behavioral health care.


AMFT License #110803

NPI# 1679881759


Calaveras County Behavioral Health      

2/2019 – Current

Clinician - AMFT

  • Risk assessment & crisis intervention for Hospital, Jail, Walk-ins, Phone (5150, Safety Plan, Coping Strategy Development, Mental Health Facility Placement)

  • Clinical Assessment & Treatment Plan Development

  • Provide psychotherapy for adults/children with moderate/severe mental health issues

  • Provide psycho-education to adults/children with moderate/severe mental health issues their relatives & associates to increase understanding of mental illness, emotional & behavioral disorders, the recovery process & also to increase understanding of the impact of environmental, emotional & physical problems on mental health

  • Evaluate & document psychological, economic, vocational, educational, physical, health, socialization & housing needs &coordinates with other staff members

  • Utilize CBT, SFBT, Motivational Interviewing & necessary therapeutic intervention to help the client improve thoughts, emotions & behaviors

  • Obtain psychosocial histories through natural support network & consumer reports

  • Provide individual & group therapy within agency programs & protocols

  • Work to support medical, clinical case management, administrative staff & consumer employees & volunteers in accomplishing overall consumer & agency goals.

  • Maintain accurate & timely documentation (treatment plans, client notes & documentation) necessary reports to agencies & establishes appropriate management of other duties as assigned

Walden House       

8/2010 – 8/2011

MFT Intern


  • Mental health & substance abuse treatment strategy development & support for men, women & families

  • Facilitated & developed group treatment plans & sessions

  • Established individual treatment plans & documented weekly interventions & progress for individuals, families groups & couples

  • Conducted individual psychotherapy sessions using & integrated approach (DBT, CBT, seeking safety, psychoeducational, psychodynamic, harm reduction, motivational interviewing)

  • Worked with a wide range of mental health concerns: PTSD, schizophrenia, sexual abuse, depression, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, antisocial personality disorder, anxiety & obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Knowledge of MediCal & City of San Francisco charting & billing practices




  • Cross-Cultural Counseling

  • Family Systems Theories

  • Treatment of Children

  • Human Sexuality

  • Family Violence: Assessment & Treatment

  • Human Development & Family Relations

  • Behavioral & Psychological Assessment in Primary Care

  • Models of Integrated Primary Care

  • Advanced Legal Psychology

  • Criminology

  • Forensic Psychology

  • Criminal Justice Psychology

  • Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice

  • Group Theory & Practice

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Seeking Safety

  • Psychoeducational

  • Psychodynamic

  • Harm reduction

  • Motivational interviewing




  • Arizona State University

       Tempe, AZ

       D.B.H. Doctor of Behavioral Health



  • Saint Mary’s College

       Moraga, CA

       M.A., Psychology & Counseling



  • Emerson College

       Boston, MA

       B.S., Marketing & Public Relations





  • The use of Hip Hop Therapy with eat risk adults & instructed classes on the use

  • Researched & instructed classes on the use of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy history & techniques

  • Comparison of Same-Sex Couples who Married in Massachusetts, Had Domestic Partnerships in California, or Had Civil Unions in Vermont – research project

  • STD Rates & How Older Adults are Affected by HIV/AIDS

  • Teen Suicide Analysis

  • LGBT Bias During Police Interactions

  • Integrated Care in Urban Medical & Mental Health Facilities




  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists


Volunteer Work


  • Fenway Community Health Center, Boston, MA – Crisis Helpline

  • Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA - Teen Helpline 






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