I received a B.A. in History and a Minor in Women’s Studies from California State University at Hayward. I earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley in 2009.
I have provided school based clinical services to K-12 students in the Emeryville School District. I was a treatment specialist at Family Paths in Oakland, California, where I provided services to multi-stressed, children, families and adults of diverse backgrounds. I have also been a member of the Alameda County Fathers Corps, a county-wide team of male service providers trained to help strengthen families by fostering constructive engagement of fathers in the care and upbringing of their children. Their mission is to promote and support fathers and father figures to be meaningfully engaged with their children and families, and to advocate for family service providers to provide father friendly services and to assist fathers in strengthening their parenting skills.
I have been an adjunct faculty member in the Wright Institute’s Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychology Master’s programs, instructing the Multicultural Clinical Awareness Courses, since 2011.
I am a Bay Area native and grew up in East Oakland. I have a diverse professional background including being a retired longshoreman. I enjoy life with my five sons and extended family in the Bay Area and making time to enjoy reading and watching science fiction stories.
I currently offer services in facilitation and training, engaging in issues of difference, inclusivity, and cultural humility.
Areas of Focus
Acculturation and Diversity Issues
Relationship/ Communication Issues
Grief / Loss Counseling
Adult Trauma / PTSD