Old Barn at Pastime Farm.


“A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth.” ~ Marion Woodman


Over the past decade, I’ve developed a feminine approach to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the aim of guiding women toward uncovering their essential nature.  It’s my pleasure to foster a community of women who encourage and sustain one another’s process of self-discovery. If you’d like to join us, then consider attending a daylong workshop or Preparing to Awaken (taught annually in March and/or September).

Warmest wishes,


Photo: Fay still thinks she’s a baby chick… Remember when we used to do phone sessions together?

Tall Flower Urn copy

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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