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Therapist/ Professor/ Trainer
Business Information
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Engage Psychological Services
Address line 1: 
650 Hampshire Road
Address line 2: 
Westlake Village
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United States
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About Me

I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor who has worked with adolescents, adults and families for almost 20 years. I was recently named the Clinical Director of Engage Psychological Services, a dynamic organziation providing a range of treatment services for adults, youth and families. Prior to my time with Engage, I served for 10 years  as the Assistant Director of their Counseling Center, Coordinator of  created the university's Alcohol and Drug Programs.  I have also served as Adjunct Professor of Graduate Psychology and committee member on dissertations within Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.. I regularly conducts trainings at local and national conferences for professionals in the fields of mental health, higher education, and community corrections.  I have conducted MI trainings to professionals/ students in the fields of - student affairs, law enforcement, probation/ parole, addiction treatment, mental health and personal training.  I've co-authored several professional publications on the topics of motivational interviewing, the psychology of men and developing community partnerships to address family violence.  I've been happily married for 16 years and and have a spirited pre-schooler who keeps me busy and on my toes!  I enjoy hiking the local mountains and local beaches of Southern California making pottery, and as a former college athlete, engaging in a variety of sports.

Trainer Statement

Like good therapy, I believe that good training starts with understanding the needs of the client. I consider it an honor to be asked to provide training for other professionals, therefore I take a great of deal of time developing training opportunities that meet the needs of my audience.  The first step in having me conduct a training is an in-depth discussion of your needs and the outcomes you would like to have participants achieve.  From there we would work together to develop a plan you and I think would best benefit you and/or your program.  I believe training should be fun, interactive, challenging and inspirational.  I want participants to leave my training time yearning to learn more!  I've provided MI training in 1/2 day, day long and multi-day formats to participants of all levels.  

Training Interests
Introductory and Intermediate Multi-Day Training, MI Coaching and Supervision, MI with Men, MI with Athletes, MI with Young Adults, Mandated Client
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Member for
3 years 9 months
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