Areas of interest
Nationally Certified School Psychologist NCSP;
Psycho-educational evaluations, including Independent Evaluations (IEE) for students from elementary years through college;
Assessment of cognitive ability, academic achievement, gifted-ness/learning disabilities & psychological processing associated with Executive Functioning, Attention, Autism Spectrum, and other social/emotional/behavioral factors impacting learning.
Educationally-relevant counseling with strong mindfulness-based emphasis to promote more adaptive emotional and behavioral regulation, reducing impacts of student stress/anxiety, depression, symptoms of ADHD, problems associated with school adjustment and motivation.
Qualified Instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, with additional approaches including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT); Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); Motivational Interviewing (MI)
M.S.Counseling & School Psychology from CSU Sacramento;
High Honors A.B. Psychology from UC Berkeley;
Post-graduate continuing education from University of Massachussetts Medical School in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)