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About Me

I typically treat patients with long-standing difficulties in their life. They have usually made numerous attempts to resolve internal distress and conflict in relationships with varying degrees of success.


I am honored that people choose to consult with me and trust me with the most intimate part of themselves: their thoughts and feelings. 

When I'm not at the office, I relax by skiing, playing tennis, swimming, biking, reading, and taking up any hobby involving bright colors and a "How-to" kit. I am a Mid-Westerner who wandered over to the West Coast. I grew up caring for livestock, baking cookies, and creating 4-H projects for the county fair. My roots are in honesty and hard work.


Personality Disorders
Trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Psychological Testing and Evaluation


Issues Addressed

Interpersonal Relationships
Affective Regulation (Depression, Anxiety)
Sexual Abuse
Severe Mental Illness (Psychosis, Suicidal Ideation)


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (2008)
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

M.A. Forensic Psychology (2003)

University of Denver, Denver, CO

B.A. Psychology and Social Work (1996)

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Memberships & Certifications:

American Psychological Association (APA)
APA Practice Organization
San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
Certified HeartMath Practitioner

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