ADHD Parenting Blog
My passion is helping families whose children struggle with anxiety and social difficulties caused by ADHD, Anxiety, Learning Differences and Autism to build strengths through parent coaching, therapy and psychoeducation. I have a friendly, non-judgmental demeanor that immediately puts children and families at ease with the counseling process.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over ten years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings, including private practice, school counseling and autism case management. In addition to advanced training at UC Berkeley’s professional program in Child and Adolescent Treatment, I have specialized training on the impact of divorce on children and as a Parent Coordinator/Special Master. I am a Certified Mediator, I worked for Marin County Office of Education as a Special Education Mediator and, in private practice, assisted divorcing couples to facilitate Parenting Plans that work.
I use mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral interventions, communication and behavior modification training to positively help empower children and parents uncover their strengths and apply them in a meaningful way in everyday life.
Before becoming a clinician, I was the Business Manager for the Ansel Adams Trust for twelve years. I'm the mom to three teens—two with ADHD, one with Auditory Processing and Anxiety—and can very much relate to the struggles of parenting children with differences. I am also the child of divorce, and as such, have a greater understanding in bringing your children's voice to the table during a separation. In my free time, I enjoy learning languages, traveling, hiking and writing for young people.
My children’s book about a boy with ADHD, My Whirling Twirling Motor, is slated for release by Magination Press in Spring 2019.
Brown University, BA
Dominican Univeristy of California, MS
Licensing and Credentials
Marriage & Family Therapist mfc51107
Certified Special Education Mediation
Certified Divorce Mediation
Professional Affiliations, past & present
Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center: Board Member since 2010
CADRE: The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education
AFTNC: Association of Family Therapists of Northern California
CAMFT: California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
CAMFT-Marin: Board Member & Treasurer, 2007-2008
CHADD: Children & Adults with ADHD
Collaborative Practice - Marin
IACP - International Association of Collaborative Practioners
Intergrative Mediation - Marin
Parents Education Network
AFCC - Association of Family & Conciliatory Courts
Therapeutic School Counselor:
Tamalpais High School, Vallecito Elementary, Mary Silveira Elementary, Dominican University,
The Laurel School SF, Old Adobe Elementary School
KidsTurn: Parent group facilitator
Marin County Office of Educaiton, SELPA, Special Education Mediation
Private Practice - Parenting Plan Mediation, Special Needs Parenting Plans
Marin County Suicide Prevention Hotline
Utilization review and case management of Autism treatment
- My Whirling, Twirling Motor - about a boy with ADHD, Magination Press, 2019, ages 4-8
- AAMFT’s Family Therapy Magazine, Dec. 2013
- The Application of Motivational Interviewing in a Mediation Caucus
in The Mediate.com Weekly #293, Sept. 2009