|Jul 2011 – Jul 2013||Star Vista Counseling Center, San Carlos
Working with families and children
MC Nair Academy, East Palo Alto
Providing individual and group therapy to middle school students; integrating family consultation and counseling
|Sep 2012 – Mar 2013||Externship at Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
6 month training in 3 modalities: strategic family therapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, Gestalt therapy from a systemic perspective. Learning the art and skill of doing therapy in front of the one-way-mirror.
|July 2011 – Aug 2011||Second Nature Therapeutic Wilderness Program, Utah
Field experience; working with teenagers and young adults. Working with families in the field and participate in phone conferences.
|Sept 2010 – July 2011||YWCA Support Network- Domestic Violence Agency
Providing individual Therapy for women and children
Facilitating a weekly support Drop- In Group for victims/survivors of Domestic Violence
Co-Facilitating a children’s support group
|Feb 2011 – July 2013||Suicide and Crisis Hotline Santa Clara
Providing phone counseling/support/resources
Individual therapy for survivors of suicide
|Spring quarter 2010
Winter quarter 2011
|Santa Clara University
Co- leading a student process group for group therapy class
|Nov 2007 – June 2008||Children and Family Services, Palo Alto
Providing individual and family counseling
|Aug 2007 – June 2008||Elementary School Counseling Program PAUSD
Individual and group counseling with elementary school children, Parent consultation; Palo Alto, CA.
|Jun – Aug 1997||Residential Home for Teenagers
Working in a multidisciplinary team in Heidelberg/Germany, where we created a treatment plan: Youth development activities, problem solving skill development, case management, needs assessment, after school tutoring, supervising camp activities: drama, sports, music, dance.
|Jan – Jun 1997||Women’s Shelter
Temporary living place for women and their children after domestic violence or hospitalization. Facilitate group activities, weekly counseling and goal setting meetings, parenting education, living skills, career counseling- job placement, outreach counseling to schools and youth organizations for children.
|MA of Arts in Counseling Psychology
|Graduate in Social Work
“Wilderness- an Intervention for Teenagers” 2006,
self published booklet; ISBN 0-9785520-0-8
“Das Pflegekinderwesen in den USA”
The foster care system in the USA; Kindeswohl 03, 2000; ISSN: 0936-4463