LCSW - LMFT
I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family counselor, in addition to being a collaborative coach and trained mediator. Bringing over forty years of clinical experience, I have assisted individuals, couples and families in coping with their most important challenges and conflicts. My extensive experience in life transitions, stress reduction, chemical dependency, mediation and divorce provides me with the necessary insight to assist you in creating possibilities for change and dispute resolution. I am committed to helping families and businesses develop and maintain positive relationships as they transition through life’s major changes. Pain, anger and loss often remain unresolved in family conflicts, especially when they relate to trusts and estates issues. My goal is to help you address these issues so you can develop healthy communication skills to resolve differences that can arise out of trust and estates negotiations Throughout my career, my goal has been to provide a safe environment that inspires personal growth and clarity as you successfully move forward to new relationships and challenges, now able to serve as your own best advisor. I remain steadfast in my commitment to the Civil collaborative resolution process, which allows families and businesses to maintain their dignity and respect for one another, while protecting themselves from the often destructive effects of combat litigation.
I received my graduate degree with highest honors in Clinical Social Work from UC Berkeley and earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. I am a member of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, where I have served on the Board for over 10 years, including the positon of President, VP, Director of Training and Education, Treasurer, and others. I have also served as a delegate and Board member of the statewide organization of collaborative professionals (CPCal). In addition, I am a member of IACP, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. I am also a member of the National Associations of Family Mediators, in addition to being the Co-Director of Glasser Mediation Services. In the field of academics, I have provided supervision for professionals needing hours for clinical licensure, in addition to serving as an associate professor at UCI extension, teaching classes in relationships and communication skills.
If your goal is to resolve disputes respectfully, peacemaking is the best place to begin…
If you want to be happy, put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind. - Bill Brody