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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.

CREDENTIALS

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

Memberships:

  • 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