Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

Licenced Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Kaiser Permanente

Reseda & Thousand Oaks, CA

05/01 - Present


Member of the Kaiser Southern California Regional Transgender Care Mental Health Committee and Lead Gender Therapist. Training and mentoring colleagues in four service areas who are providing services for transgender clients. Evaluate and make referrals for transgender clients for hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgeries and provide ongoing therapy services for transitioning, living and well-being.

Program Developer and Principle Therapist in Mindfulness Treatment Service, providing mindfulness training to clients and mentoring and training to colleagues.

Former Team Leader for Adolescent Treatment Program and for Couples Treatment Service. 

Specializing in Start Anytime groups, Time-Delimited groups, Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy groups and Mindfulness groups and classes.

Served on the Kaiser Panorama City Intimate Family Violence Committee from 2010-2013.



Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

Licenced Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Private Practice

Westlake Village, CA

01/99 - Present


Individuals, couples, families, groups, adults and teens with a broad range of presenting problems as described above at Kaiser Permanente.



Founder & Clinical Director

NOW House Therapy Center

Encino, Ventura & Westlake Village, CA

06/11 - 06/13


Using the Kaiser David Lawrence Community Service Award, created clinic, develop programs and services, supervise interns and staff, direct business development, direct office expansion to various service areas, development and implement technology services to facilitate and support programs and services.



Clinical Supervisor

Valley Trauma Center (VTC)

Phillips Graduate Institute (PGI)

Van Nuys, Santa Clarita, Chatsworth, CA

 (PGI) 04/02 - 04/07

(VTC) 01/01 - 01/06


@ PGI: Supervised MFT interns in their clinical practice in the Brief Therapy Program, focusing on practice influenced by the Solution-Oriented/PostModern Therapies (Solution-Focused, Narrative and Collaborative Language Systems). Helped interns become capable, competent and independent therapists. Supervision included helping therapists in training develop their own ways of providing helpful therapy, ways of connecting with their clients, ways to be self-aware and client-focused, ways to find and articulate theoretical models to assist them in their work and in the licensing process, ways to understand and use the DSM in their work and the licensing process, and ways to practice flexibility with models and diagnoses to remain focused on the helpfulness of therapy to their clients. @ VTC: Supervised MFT trainees and interns in their clinical practice in ways similar to those described above in a program without a specific theoretical approach. Helped trainees and interns develop their own practices influenced by the theories of their choices.



MFT Intern & Trainee 

Dr. Charles Hanson, Ph.D. Private Practice

Northridge, CA

09/97 - 12/98

Brief Therapy Program, Phillips Graduate Institute (PGI)

North Hollywood, CA

09/95 - 08/96

Valley Trauma Center (VTC)

Northridge, CA

02/93 - 09/97