Clinical and Professional Development

Clinical License

I am registered with the State of California as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) #90276.


I am a certified member of the International Association for Neuropsychotherapy, and therefore I practice as a Certified Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner.

I am also certified as a (Brain-Based) Resilience Coach.

Case Consultation

In addition to the weekly supervision hours required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to become a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have been receiving group and individual case consultation from Michael Axelman, PhD since April 2011, while consulting with Teri Quatman, PhD as needed since June 2013.

Professional Training

In addition to the courses required to complete the masters in Counseling Psychology, here are some of the seminars and workshops that I am planning to attend and those that I have attended to continue my professional development.


Attachment Focused EMDR Basic Training: Part 1 and Part 2 - Transforming Trauma with EMDR. The Parnell Institute, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA. 1/12/18 - 1/14/18 & 1/26/18 - 1/28/18

2nd Annual International Conference of Neuropsychotherapy. Catholic Leadership Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia. 5/23/18 - 5/25/18.


Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner Certification Training. Refresher Course. Mediros Clinical Solutions. Pieter Rossouw, PhD. Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Honolulu,Hawaii (10/16/17 - 10/18/17).

Resilience Certification Workshop: Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Scale - Resilience Development & Practical Training. Jurie Rossouw & Pieter Rossouw. Royal Melbourne Hospital - Function & Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia. (8/22/17).

Polyvagal Theory: The Power of Feeling Safe. Stephen Porges, PhD. Cape Cod Institute, Eastham, MA. (7/31/17 - 8/4/17).

International Conference of Neuropsychotherapy. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 5/24/17 - 5/26/17.

The Neuroscience of Eating Disorders: Findings and Implications for Clinical Practice. Dr. Rodger Mysliwiec. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 5/23/17.

The Brain and Pain: From Neuroscience to Practical Strategies for Treatment. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 5/23/17.

2017 Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference – Mind, Consciousness and the Cultivation of Well-Being: Transformation Through the Lifespan. The UCLA Longevity Center and The Lifespan Learning Institute, UCLA Ackerman Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA (03/2017).

Brain-Based Conversation Skills. The NeuroLeadership Institute. Courtyard by Marriott, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA (03/2017).

Attachment-Focused Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Healing Developmental Deficits in Adults Abused as Children. Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. Laurel Parnell, PhD. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Concord, CA (02/2017).

Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner Certification Training. Mediros Clinical Solutions. Pieter Rossouw, PhD. The Portside Centre, Sydney, Australia (11/2016).

2016 Couples Conference: Attachment, Differentiation & Neuroscience in Couple’s Therapy. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation & The Couples Institute. Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA (05/2016).

“Opening the Window of Tolerance” Conference on Trauma, Safety and Dissociation. Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium, Santa Cruz, CA, Janina Fisher, PhD. (09/2015).

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Clinical Training in the Psychological Treatment of Children with Trauma & Attachment Problems – Level 1. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, Quittie Glen, Annville, PA, Daniel Hughes, PhD. (08/2015).

Trauma and Parenting, Gabriella Grant, MHP, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA. (07/2015).

Childhood Trauma: Understanding the Basis of Change and Recovery. An International Conference on Innovation in Therapeutic Approaches with Children, Young People and Families. Australian Childhood Foundation, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia. (08/2014).

Why Child Abuse Makes People Sick: The Lifetime Health Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. American Psychological Association, Division 56 – Trauma Psychology Webinar Series, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, Online Training. (06/2014).

The Greenspan Floortime Approach – Regulatory Sensory Processing Disorders. The Stanley Greenspan Floortime Center, Online Training. (06/2014).

The Greenspan Floortime Approach – Meltdowns Workshop: Helping Infants, Children and Adolescents Overcome Behavioral Problems, Aggression and Tantrums. The Stanley Greenspan Floortime Center, Online Training. (06/2014).

The Professional Course on The Greenspan Floortime Approach. The Stanley Greenspan Floortime Center, Certificate of Mastery, Online Training. (06/2014).

Attachment and Emotional Regulation: Brain-Based Interventions Across the Lifespan. Cross Country Education, Mark Beischel, EdD, Embassy Suites Milpitas – Silicon Valley, Milpitas, CA (05/2014).

Advances in Medical Treatment of Depression, TransCranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Practice Works, Saad Shakir, MD, Los Gatos, CA. (03/2014).

2014 Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference. Affect Regulation and Healing of the Self, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (03/2014).

2013 Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference. How People Change: Relationship & Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (03/2013).

Trauma, Memory and the Restoration of One’s Self, Bessel van der Kolk, The Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. (01/2013).

The Foundation for Psychocultural Research 5
th Interdisciplinary Conference: Culture, Mind and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods and Applications, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (10/2012).

The Annoying Disorders: Attachment Disruptions, ADHD and ODD. Santa Clara University Center for Professional Development, Michael Axelman, Ph.D., Santa Clara, CA. (10/2012).

Santa Clara County Transformational Care Planning (TCP) Training, Starlight Community Services, San Jose, CA. (09/2012).

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Certification. The Praed Foundation & the University of Ottawa. (08/2012).

We Are the Tools of Our Trade: How The Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy, David J. Wallin, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA. (06/2012).

Child & Adolescent Development from a Relational Perspective Mini-Class, Michael Axelman, PhD, Palo Alto, CA. (04-06/2012).

Clinical Issues in Assessment and Treatment of Substance Using/Abusing Clients. Santa Clara University Center for Professional Development, Susan Hamlin, Santa Clara, CA. (04/2012).

APA-Division 39 2012 Spring Meeting: The Leading Edge of Creativity, Santa Fe, NM. (04/2012).

Psychosocial and Spiritual Factors Affecting Pain, Patricia Helin, Almaden Valley Counseling Service, San Jose, CA. (03/2012).

Mandated Reporter Training. Jane Smithson, J.D., Department of Family and Child Services, Almaden Valley Counseling Service, San Jose, CA. (01/2012).

American Psychoanalytic Association 100
th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (06/2011).

Santa Clara University’s Center for Professional Development. Parents as Therapeutic Allies: Parent-Focused Interventions for the Child and Family Therapist, Michael Axelman, Santa Clara, CA. (03/2011).

The Body in Adolescence, Northern California Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP), Santa Clara, CA. (02/2010).

Adult Attachment in Clinical Context: Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (03/2008).