RESUME

EDUCATION

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

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

• Pomfret School, High 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 Program, Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, September 2021 – Spring 2023

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

Stanford Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA

 

Graduate, Fellowship Year, Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, October 2020 – April 2021

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

Stanford Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Therapist

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 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 clinician for Open Dialogic Team, Family Support Team (FST), and Diagnostic Evaluation Team.

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

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, CA, February 2021 - Present

• Provide 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 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, O’ahu, 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 Trainee

Encompass Community Services, Santa Cruz, CA, Practicum, 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 gardening and botanical art group.

 

VOLUNTEER

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

• Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire Department

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

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

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

• Honor Roll, 2001, Pomfret School

• Tri-Varsity Athlete, Team Captain, Pomfret School

• Best Athlete, Class of 2001, Pomfret School

 

OTHER

• Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Finishing Runner, San Francisco, CA, 2013

• Golden Gate Headlands 7 Mile Finishing Runner, Marin, CA, 2013

• Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Finishing Runner, San Francisco, CA, 2010

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