My practice offers both individual and on-going group consultation to other therapists.
I am certified as a clinical supervisor by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and have been providing supervision and consultation since 1996. I integrate intersubjective, humanistic, and systems theories into my work. In conceptualizing cases, I attempt to understand the attachment status of my client(s) and how that impacts their relationships, their sense of well-being in the world, and their ability to achieve their potential. Using empathic attunement, emotionally focused interventions, and mindfulness techniques, I work towards creating a new attachment relationship in which internal working models of self and other can be re-structured.|
In addition to consulting with therapists in my private practice, I have provided supervision and training at a number of agencies including the Yolo County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center and Hands Together.
My focus in consultation is on providing a safe and supportive environment in which therapists can explore new ways of approaching cases that fit for them and their therapeutic style. This may include wondering about the ways in which the therapistís own attachment history intersects with that of the client and how their blended histories become enacted in the therapeutic relationship.
Child and adolescent consultation addresses how the childís attachment status may result in symptomatic behavior and how to intervene effectively with the insecure forms of attachment. It includes ways to involve parents and caregivers in the childís treatment and to support them in their parenting roles. For younger children, understanding play themes and the use of both directive and non-directive play therapy techniques will also be considered.
If you would like more information about either individual or group consultation, please do not hesitate to give me a call at (530) 756-5525.