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About Me

I received my doctoral degree (Ed.D) from Texas Tech University in December 1981.  I also have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from St. Louis University.  Since then I've taught graduate-level classes in Psychology and Counseling for 7 years; served as a Psychologist in both university counseling centers and community mental health centers for over 16 years; and been a Clinical Supervisor and Program Director for various organizations around the country.  I have over 30 years experience in the field.  I have special interests in Art Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management (for first responders), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Abuse Survivors, Inner Child Work, and Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy.



Licensed Psychologist:
  • Arizona, 1057                issued 12/9/83         
  • Nevada, PY0428             issued 3/7/02 (inactive as of 12/31/12)
  • Michigan, 6301008688    issued 8/9/93           
  • Indiana, 20040200A       issued 5/15/87         


  • International Society for Critical Incident Stress Management
  • American Psychotherapy Association (Fellow & Diplomate)


I moved to Yuma at the end of summer, 2009 and briefly worked at MCAS, Branch Clinic.  I opened my private practice here in Yuma in the summer of 2010.  I've been married for over 14 years to a WONDERFUL man!  He's retired and loves it.  We both enjoy the music of Andre Reiu, Nature Channel, and movies.  I love garage sales and swap meets.  I read voraciously.  My sense of humor is always in evidence.  

Update, 3-4-2017:  Well, now I'm a cancer survivor.   Initially diagnosed 4-28-2016. The year of 2017 was very difficult; with 3 major surgeries.  The physical pain for most of the year was hideous.  At least the last surgery (over Christmas, 2017) has stopped the pain.  My energy is increasing each week.  I thank the Creator for my healing!  And Dr. Mishra at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

We currently have 3 rescued dogs. Our 3 dogs, before and after grooming!  Momma, her daughter is Baby (also called Peanut), and Molly.

Part of my collection of Kachinas