LCSW: LCS 27269, 2011

CA Infant-Family Mental Health Specialist

CA Reflective Practice Facilitator


° Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Fellowship: April 2015

° MSW –  Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA: August 2007

° BA Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: May 1998


National Adoption Competency

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Phase 1

Center for Optimal Brain Integration Train the Trainer Authorization

Dyadic Developmental Therapy Level 1

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Triple P Parenting Education

Perinatal Mood Disorder Treatment

Midwifery Apprenticeship

Doula Certification

 Work Experience

Private Practice Psychotherapy Santa Rosa, CA

° Dyadic therapy for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, specializing in developmental trauma

° Perinatal Mood Disorder treatment

° Public speaking and community trainings on Neurodevelopment and Trauma Informed Care

Early Learning Institute Consultation Project Rohnert Park, CA

LCSW Mental Health Consultant: February 2017 – Present

° Early Childhood Mental Health consultation for preschool and daycare settings

° Coordination of parents and teachers to promote optimal child development

° Reflective practice group facilitation for preschool teachers

Child Parent Institute: Santa Rosa, CA

LCSW Clinical Supervisor: February 2015 – Present

° Clinical supervision of therapist interns providing child therapy

°  Dyadic therapy for 0-3 year olds and their parents

°  Facilitation of Early Childhood Mental Health consultation group

Santa Rosa Community Health Centers Santa Rosa, CA

LCSW: May 2011- February 2015

° Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and children; specializing in perinatal mood disorders

° Mindfulness based group therapy – ACT model

° Clinical supervision of ASW interns

° Collaboration with physicians, training of family practice residents in behavioral health

Humboldt Family Service Center Eureka, CA

Associate Social Worker: May 2008 – December 2010

° Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and children – specializing in perinatal mood disorders

° Clinical supervision of MSW interns

° Program development and coordination of the Postpartum Wellness Program

° Grant writing to fund the Postpartum Wellness Program

Len Wolff, MFT Arcata, CA

Associate Social Worker: November 2007 – May 2009

° Chronic pain management healing group facilitation

° Grant writing to fund Chronic Pain Management program

Full Circle Center for Integrative Medicine Arcata, CA

CPSP Coordinator/Social Worker: August 2005 – April 2008

° Comprehensive Perinatal Services and MediCal Presumptive Eligibility program coordination

° Prenatal and postpartum support group and chronic pain management group facilitation

° Psychotherapy for individuals and couples, perinatal mood disorder prevention and intervention

° Medical intakes, bio-psycho-social assessments, perinatal education and counseling

 Mt. St. Joseph’s-St. Elizabeth’s San Francisco, CA

Case Manager / Residential Counselor / Parent Educator: April 2002 – July 2005

° Intensive counseling, education and support for postpartum SED adolescents

° Design and implementation of curriculum for Prenatal and Parenting Education Classes

° Developmental assessments of infants and toddlers

° Group childcare for infants and toddlers ages 0-4, curriculum development for toddler program

 Volunteer Experience

Sonoma County ACEs Connection: March 2014-Present

Sonoma County Perinatal Mood Disorder Committee: January 2011-Present

CityMatCH: Preventing Substance Exposed Pregnancies: 2012

Humboldt County Perinatal Mood Disorder Task Force: February 2008-December 2010

California Association of Midwives: Newsletter Editor 2004 – 2010, Secretary 2007 – 2011

Humboldt County Nurse Family Partnership Community Advisory Board: September 2009 – Dec 2010

St Joseph Heath Care System – Budget Philosophy Initiative Workshop Co-coordinator: February 2009

– May 2009

 Additional Professional Experience

Emma Center: Support Group Facilitator for Trauma Survivors, February 2007 – August 2007

Apprentice Midwife: 2004 – 2007

Doula: 2001-2007

St. Joseph’s Hospital: Childbirth Preparation Teacher 2004 – 2005

Professional and Community Trainings: February 2008 – Present

Center for Optimal Brain Integration Trainer March 2021- Present

 Professional Affiliations

° Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences

° California Association of Midwives

° Postpartum Support International

° National Association of Social Workers

° Redwood Empire – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

° World Association for Infant Mental Health

° Zero to Three