Licensed Clinical Psychologist

                  Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy     

                              Depth Psychotherapy




                                                                        1760 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707 





  Clinical Psychologist, 1992

  California License #PSY 13041



  Ph.D., California Institute of   

  Integral Studies, 1988

  M.A., West Georgia College, 1973

  B.A., Vassar College, 1972



  California and Alameda County     

  Psychological  Associations



  Art and Music

  Buddhist /Zen Meditation

  Eco-Psychology &

  Wilderness Leadership                                                                                    

    Born in NYC, I moved to California in 1974, to be part of the burgeoning cultural, philosophical and psychological world of the bay area at that time.  Having a wide area of interests, I continued activities in music, art, wilderness and spiritual studies, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a depth psychotherapy orientation, at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

    I graduated in 1988 after writing one of the first dissertations in the emerging field of eco-psychology. I went on to become a founding member of the Bay Area Eco-psychology Group, which helped develop this valuable field of professional study and practice. My continuing connection with eco-psychology led to publishing several articles and book chapters, teaching at JFKU, and  leading wilderness trips.

    In a post-doctoral internship at South Lake Tahoe Community Mental Health, I continued training as a clinical psychologist, seeing adults, children and couples, with a wide variety of issues and disorders.  In 1992 I started a private psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, CA., and began integrating the healing techniques from my various experiences. This included the use of art or imagery, and eco-psychology along with depth psychotherapy. 

    From 2002 to 2009 I worked as a full time artist in the medium of stone.  I created several large public art works in Berkeley, many private commissions and art pieces for galleries.

    Since 2009 I’ve been practicing again as a psychologist. I was enriched by the time I’ve worked as a creative artist and came back to psychotherapy with fresh enthusiasm and insight.  The creative arts remain a large part of my life and work, and are integrated into the therapy process whenever appropriate- as a door into non-verbal contact with what’s real and alive in our psyches. I remain committed to depth psychotherapy as a means of connecting with, and healing oneself from emotional wounds, with the help of a caring and skilled psychotherapist.

    I also teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression- a highly effective way of understanding and teaching the benefits of meditation practices.