Substance abuse, Trauma, and Mental Health must be treated together. As a licensed therapist (LMFT), and Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist (CCDS), and trained in EMDR and The Comprehensive Resource Model, I work with what is commonly referred to as “co-occurring” or “dual diagnosis” issues. Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Emotional Dysregulation, etc., are treated concurrently with the substance abuse issues. For good results it is important to be competent in all these arenas. By blending my experience, understanding, and knowledge in the mental health and chemical dependency fields I am able to do just that.
In addition to my private practice I offer consultation to facilities and trainings for professionals and the community. Additionally I served as Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco teaching graduate level courses in the Marriage & Family Therapy program.