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RESUME

EDUCATION

• MA, Counseling Psychology, Concentration: Expressive Arts Therapy, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2017 

• BA, Major: Studio Art, Minor: Art History, University of Vermont, 2005

• Pomfret School, Secondary School Diploma, 2001

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #126337, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Active.

Registered Expressive Arts Therapist #2019, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Active.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Selected Trainee, Two-Year Certificate Program

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, (PAPPTP), September 2021 – Spring 2023

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis 

Stanford University Psychiatry Building, Palo Alto, CA

 

Selected Fellow Graduate, Fellowship Year

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, (PAPPTP), October 2020 – April 2021

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis 

Stanford University Psychiatry Building, Palo Alto, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Art Therapist

Private Practice, Santa Cruz, CA, March 2022 - Present

• Provide analytically oriented psychotherapy, as well as art and play therapy to adults, adolescents, and children.

 

Senior Therapist

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), Ohana Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health,

Monterey, CA, October 2021 - Present

• Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children and adolescents and their families.

• Selected for Open Dialogic Team, Family Support Team (FST), CHOMP Emergency Department.

 

Behavioral Emergency Response Team (B.E.R.T.) Clinician

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, CA, February 2021 – July 2022

• Provided emergency room evaluations of children with suicidal ideation or need for psychiatric hospitalization.

 

Psychiatric Emergency Clinician

Crisis Stabilization Program and Psychiatric Healthcare Facility, Telecare, Santa Cruz, CA, September 2018 – January 2022

• Provided crisis assessments, DSM-V diagnoses, disposition planned for children and adults, supported families.

• Assessed patients for danger to self, others, or grave disability; authored 5150/5585 holds.

• Trained rotating Stanford University psychiatry residents.

 

Rehabilitation Therapist

Psychiatric Healthcare Facility, Telecare, Santa Cruz, CA, June 2018 – May 2019

• Facilitated individual and group psychotherapy and expressive arts therapy.

• Bridged services between patients and social services, psychiatry, nursing, and community resources.

 

Behavioral Health Specialist

State of Hawai’i, Department of Education, Oahu, Hawai’i, 2017/2018 School-Year

• Provided trauma-informed individual and group psychotherapy for children between 6 and 13 years of age.

• Co-created person-centered and family systems treatment plans addressing goals and strengths of individuals.

• Founded and facilitated MANA Arts, a weekly multi-modal expressive arts therapy group for children.

 

MFT Practicum

Encompass Community Services, Santa Cruz, CA, 2016/2017 School-Year

• Provided person-centered family systems psychotherapy with adolescent individuals and groups.

• Integrated art modalities for clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment plans, and documentation.

• Facilitated weekly arts-based substance use group therapy for youth.

• Founded and led “creating REFUGE,” a weekly therapeutic gardening and botanical art group.

 

RESEARCH

Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Center, Santa Cruz, CA, April 2020 – May 2020

• Led multi-disciplinary 4-week survey gathering mental health data from healthcare providers during novel coronavirus.

• Objective: Provide platform to measure psychological impact of pandemic on essential healthcare workers.

 

VOLUNTEER

• Co-Founder, Patrick D. Wood ’01 Memorial Prize, Pomfret School, Pomfret, CT, 2006-Present

• Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire Department

• Surfrider Foundation

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

• Multi-Sport NCAA Division I Collegiate Varsity Student-Athlete

• NCAA Division I Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Most Improved Player, 2005, University of Vermont

• NCAA Division I Women’s Varsity Soccer Most Improved Player, 2004, University of Vermont

• Honor Roll, 2001, Pomfret School

• Best Female Athlete, Class of 2001, Pomfret School

• Tri-Varsity Athlete, Pomfret School

• Team Captain Girls’ Varsity Soccer 2000, Girls’ Varsity Tennis 2000 & 2001, Pomfret School

• Certificate of Honorable Mention, For the Academic Year 1998, The Rectory School

• Team Captain, Boys’ Varsity Tennis, 1998, The Rectory School

 

SKILLS

• Trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, open dialogue, cognitive behavioral therapy, with familiarity in dialectical behavioral therapy. Fluent in creating and administering patient surveys, risk assessments, treatment and safety plans, Epic, Avatar, Simple Practice, Microsoft, Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, case and content presentation, curiosity and collaboration.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

• San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis 

• California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

• International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

• Surfrider Foundation

 

OTHER

• Avid surfer, horseback rider, runner, gardener, natural dye textile designer, woodworker, watercolorist. 

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