Professional Experience

Psychotherapist :

    • Active private practice as psychotherapist, with focus on relationship counseling, family issues, sexual issues and personal growth
    • Worked with hundreds of clients, including individuals, couples, and groups
    • Developed program utilizing nutrition and exercise as a means of coping with depression
    • Therapeutic treatment of sexual dysfunction and enhancement of sexual interaction
    • Providing proven communication techniques to individuals and couples
    • Emphasis on short-term therapies, direct guidance, and effective coping skills

Career Counselor :

    • Private career-counseling services, concentrating on women returning to the workforce and on mid-career professionals changing careers. Also assisting high-school and college students with school and career planning
    • Services include career guidance, assessment of interests and aptitudes, training and placements

Lecturer/ Speaker :

    • Frequent lecturer to professional groups on successfully returning workers to current or new jobs
    • Advised rehabilitation counselors on how to provide tailored services for industrially injured workers

Self-employed Career Counselor :

    • Founder and President of own Career Counseling firm
    • Provided counseling, on-site job analysis, aptitude testing, labor market analysis, placement assistance
    • Major clients included California state government departments, Lockheed-Martin, Disney Studios, NBC, LA Unified School District, Pacific Bell, Carnation

Employed Career Counselor

    • Employed by the State of California .
    • Provided career counseling for clients; conducted assessments, counseling, placement

Education & Professional Qualifications :

    • Marriage and Family Therapist State License (current)
    • Master of Arts in Psychology; Chapman University and American Institute of Family Relations; Specialized in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling
    • Bachelor of Arts; California State University, Northridge; English major

Other Activities & Skills :

    • Volunteer at Operation School Bell for nine years; managing purchase of clothing for public school children
    • Wrote articles for various publications, such as Teen Magazine. Interviewed on TV shows and radio broadcasts
    • Proven management and organizational skills; timely and reliable; flexible and pragmatic

 

 

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