Education and Training


Master of Social Welfare (MSW) – Clinical Concentration, University of California at Los Angeles

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) – Concentration in Organizational Behavior and Evaluation, Claremont Graduate University  

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Pitzer College 


  • Post-Graduate Clinical Fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center.  This two-year postgraduate training involved approximately 600 hours of seminar in psychodynamic therapy beyond what is required for a graduate degree.  
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I: Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory.  This 80 hour training focused on somatic (body based) therapy for various types of trauma. 
  • Reiki Level I – Thea Nathan. Reiki is an energy healing modality
  • Mindful Awareness Practice for Clinicians – Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA.  This training focused on the application of mindfulness in clinical contexts.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch.  
  • Shiatsu – Yolanda Asher