Coastline near Ratna Ling Retreat Center, Jenner. Oct 2015


“And that is just the point… how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. “Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?” ~ Mary Oliver


I am a licensed clinical psychologist working exclusively with women. My specialty is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) — a mindfulness based approach to living life fully. It’s my pleasure to offer women’s events in the San Francisco Bay Area including daylong workshops, weekend retreats, and ACT training groups. 

Warmest wishes,


Photo: On my way home from Ratna Ling Retreat Center… “Spicy Hot” Mayan Cocoa and breathtaking ocean views at Cafe Aquatica (Jenner, CA).

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Specialty Training

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Stanford University – Department of Psychology
Stanford University – Department of Psychiatry

Postdoctoral Research Funding

NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2005 – 08)
McCormick Stanford Fellowship (2007 – 08)
NIMH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow (2004 – 07)

Clinical Psychology Internship

Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

Doctoral Fellowship

Northwestern University – Ph.D. Clinical Psychology


Professional Licensure

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

California Board of Psychology License #22147

Continuing Education Provider

Licensed by California Psychological Association to provide APA- approved CE units for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs (provider #min047)

ACT Specialty Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is my therapeutic orientation. My training began in 2005, with two years of full-time supervised ACT clinical training (VA Palo Alto internship, Stanford postdoctoral fellowship) followed by three years of ACT international conferences and training intensives. Since that time, my understanding of ACT has deepened profoundly through extensive meditation practice.

Research Background

My research aimed at preventing depression in women. It earned two prestigious national awards (NARSAD Young Investigator Award, NIMH National Research Service Award). Research findings have been published in Psychological Medicine, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research, Neuroreport, Brain Research, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, etc.


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