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Welcome to my website. I am a licensed psychologist (PSY 21162), a play therapist-supervisor, a trauma informed-therapist, and a mindfulness teacher. I work with individuals who seek to cultivate mindfulness and gain insight into how to become less reactive to life's stressors.
I teach at UCSD-Extension and serve as an adjunct faculty member in the Applied Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at The Chicago School. I also provide supervision to therapy associates. My diverse background includes serving as a medic and an aviation physiology instructor at the IAF, working as a psychotherapist, a clinical lead and a supervisor of interns at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and working with children diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Additionally, I have experience in counseling at elementary and middle schools, working with college students at Cal. State San Marcos, supervising psychological assistants, working at a psychiatric crisis residential treatment center, and evaluating the cognitive, emotional, and social development of preschoolers.
In 1996, I graduated cum laude from Haifa University with a bachelor's degree and later moved to San Diego to pursue my graduate studies. I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology with psychodynamic emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology (2004) and postdoctoral certificates in play therapy (UC San Diego - Extension, 2006), psychoanalytic psychotherapy (Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2009), Jewish mindfulness meditation teacher training (Institute for Jewish Spirituality, 2017), and traumatic stress studies (Trauma Research Foundation, 2021).
Since 2006, I have been licensed in California and am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Play Therapy (A4PT). Additionally, I hold an associate membership with the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.