Education: University of Texas, Austin (1993-94 ) Doctoral student, Special Education San Francisco State University (1990) Certification, Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind University of Santa Clara (1987) Master’s of Arts degree, Counseling Psychology & Pupil Personal Certification, School Counseling & Minor: Marriage Family Therapy studies, University of Santa Clara (1979) Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Experience: Working in both educational and mental health settings for past 20 years as a school counselor, practicum supervisor for post-master's degree students. Experience with various populations- anxiety, trauma, ADHD, depression, selective mutism, social phobia, exceptional (Gifted "2e" children), abuse with children as well as adults -domestic violence, substance use etc. Adjunct Faculty at Argosy University-Honolulu Utilizes Jungian SandPlay with children and adults.
Hawaii Association for Play Therapy (Past Board Secretary) ,Co-Chair Annual Conference (past 3 years)
Professional Licensures Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, State of Hawaii, #238 Present Professional School Counselor, State of Hawaii Present Pupil Personnel Service Credential, State of California K-12 Present Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Association for Play Therapy Present Sand Play Practioneer STA