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About Me

I received my Masters Degree in Psychology in 1996 while simultaneously completing all required coarsework towards a PhD in Psychology. In the

 Fall of 1997 Ilocated to Temecula, CA with my husband and two sons and in 1998 began practicing as a Marriage and Family Intern. During my internship I worked in a private practice setting with individuals and couples. Additionally, I traveled throughout the San Diego County conducting behavioral and educational assessments for children with autism and their families. In 2002, I became Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (License #38834) by the Board of Behavioral Sciences by the State of California and incorporated as Rancho Family Counseling, Inc. This allowed me to transition into a full time private practice. Over the past fourteen years I have been diligent in continuing to strengthen my knowledge in area's of interest. I have been trained extensively and Certified as a Sexual Addiction Therapist; a Multiple Addictions Therapist, in  E.M.D.R..1 & 2 through the Traumatic Stress Network; and in  "P.I.T."by Pia Melody, Senior Clinical Director at the Meadows. I have also studied and received training from Terrance Real LCSW of the Relational Life Institute and Ellyn Bader, PhD., of the Couples Institute. 

I would be happy to offer a more complete list of my training upon request as I am continually expanding my training, knowledge, and skills to better move my clients towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.

Bachelors of Science, Psychology 1994
Masters of Science, Psychology     1996
A.B.D. towards PhD in Psychology

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # MFC38834
Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist
Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist

Additional Training
Sexual Compulsivity Clinical Training,  Mareen Canning, M.A., LMFT, the Meadows
P.I.T., Post Inductive Training , Pia Melody, R.N. CSAC, the Meadows
The Relational Life Level One Practicum
EMDR Level One and Level Two Trained

CAMFT, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
SASH, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
IITAP, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals

  Additional information about training available when requested.

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