1429 Acton St. Berkeley, CA 94702


Professional Experience

Private Practice- Berkeley, CA 1981 to present

Psychotherapy, coaching, consultation and workshops


* Recovery Issues (substance abuse, co-dependence, adult children of dysfunctional families, gambling, sexual addictions, later stage recovery issues)

* Stress Disorders (including post-traumatic, critical incident debriefing and occupational)

* Anxiety, Depression and Adjustment Disorders

* Relationship Counseling

* Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

* Employee Assistance Counseling/Workplace Issues

* Life Coaching

Treatment Philosophy: An eclectic approach integrating problem focused/solution oriented counseling, the twelve-step/disease model of addiction, reality therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Rehabilitation Therapist

Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment San Francisco, CA

October 1978 - December 1980 Outpatient drug treatment program

Conduct individual, family and group counseling

Supervised practicum students and served as acting director in director's absence

Community outreach and liaison

Served on utilization review committee

Alcoholism Inpatient Treatment Section Leader

Hyland Center, St. Anthony's Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

December 1976 - May 1978 Eighty-bed hospital based alcoholism treatment center

Assisted in the development of the inpatient counseling portion of the treatment program

Supervised clinical staff and program management

Conducted groups, lectures and individual therapy

Community and industrial outreach and liaison

Substance Abuse Social Worker/Therapist

Alcohol and Drug Dependence Council of St. Clair County

East St. Louis IL September 1974 to September 1976

A comprehensive multimodality alcoholism and drug treatment program: outpatient, social setting detoxification, halfway house, police and courts diversion, and education/consultation.

Coordinated outpatient education and police and courts (diversion) programs

Conducted counseling with individuals, families, and groups

Program development (methadone detoxification, outpatient polydrug treatment)

Staff and student practicum supervision

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) - San Francisco Chapter

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


  • M.S.S.W. - 1973 University of Wisconsin - Madison (specialization - problem focused social work)

  • B.A. - 1972 Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY (Sociology)

  • Completed all course work and qualifying exams for Ph.D. - Professional School of Psychology - San Francisco, CA

Licensure and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California # LCS 7986 - 1980

  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) - Employee Assistance Professionals Association 1987

  • Board Certified Diplomat in Social Work # 021071 - American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work 1989

  • Diplomate in Clinical Social Work 1993, Qualified Clinical Social Worker 1993, and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) 1977- National Association of Social Workers