Education, Training, Etc.



  • (PsyD Marriage & Family Therapy- In Process)- Alliant International University

  • (MA) Masters In Counseling- Alliance Graduate School of Counseling

  • (MDiv.) Master of Divinity-Drew Theological School

  • (BS) Pastoral Ministry/Psychology- Nyack College

Areas of Additional Training

  •  Two Day Patricia Coughlin ISTDP Training

  • Three Day Winter School- ISTDP Advances in the Science of Psychotherapy

  • One Week Intensive- Henry Cloud & John Towsend (Authors of Boundaries)

  •    EFT (Emotional Focused Couple’s Therapy)

    • 30hr Externship with Sue Johnson

    • Core Skills Completed

    • EFT & Healing Affairs

    • EFT Mastering First Sessions

    • EFT & Transforming Shame

    • EFFT- Transforming Families with EFT

  •    ASIST Suicide Intervention 2-Day Navy Training

  •    Domestic Violence Specialist-1 Certification Course (NAMA)

  •    Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) 8-Week Program

  •    Discernment Counseling Training (For couples contemplating divorce)

  •    Certified Prepare/Enrich Counselor

  •    Think:Kids Introductory Training

  •    Theophostic Prayer Ministry

  •    Bioenergetics- Relational Somatic Psychology-Year-long Program

  •    MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Center For Mindfulness

  •    Elijah House Basic 1 Prayer Ministry

  •    Pastoral Care Ministry School with Leanne Payne

Professional Experience

  • United States Navy- Family Advocacy Support Specialist

  • Kathryn de Bruin– Therapist Intern

  • Alliant Couple and Family Clinic– Therapist Intern

  • Adjunct Professor- Alliant International University

  • Point Loma Nazerene University- Therapist Intern

  • Mental Health Association of Rockland County- Therapist Intern

  • Nyack College- Therapist Intern

  • Adjunct Professor- Nyack College- Learning Theory

Speaking and Workshops

  •    Freedom From Perfect(Shun)

  •    Hold Me Tight (2 or 3 Day Couples Workshop or Retreat)

  •    Attachment Theory & It’s intersection w Relationships/Spirituality

  •    The Power of Self-Compassion

  •    Guilt, Shame & Salvation (SOZO)

  •    StoryCatchers: Listening as a Way of Life

  •    The Lightning Bolt of Grief- The Grief Process After Getting Dumped

  •    The Power of Words

  •    Re-Imagining God- God as Abba

  •    Understanding Sexual Addiction & Pathways To Recovery

Areas of Interest and Experience

  •    Anxiety

  •    Stress

  •    Anger

  •    Shame

  •    Ministry & Crises of Faith Issues

  •    Identity

  •    Abuse

  •    Trauma

  •    Depression

  •    Relationships

  •    Addictions

  •    Grief

  •    Couples/Pre-marital/Marriage/Family

  •    Spiritual Issues

Professional Affiliations

    •    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences LMFT #85177

    •    (ICEEFT) International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

    •    (CAMFT) California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  •    Certified Domestic Violence Specialist-1 (NAMA)


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#85177) Currently residing in San Diego, California. Phone: 619-786-6508 Email: