Education, Training, and Work Experience
I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology in 1982. I continued to pursue my Doctorate, which I completed in 1994. I originally practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Since 1997, I have been licensed as a psychologist in the state of Texas.
In my training and work experience, I have worked at the following agencies:
Irving Youth and Family Services
Dallas Juvenile Department
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Services
Southwest Family Institute
The Dallas Public Schools
Tarrant County Assessment Center
UT Southwestern Child and Adolescent Clinic.
My APA internship was in the special education department of the Dallas Public Schools
Non-profit and community agencies
I was the Administrator of Catholic Charities of Dallas, Catholic Counseling Services. I managed their Adoption Agency, Counseling Services, Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program, and Adolescent Drug and Alcohol program. My experience in both non-profit and community agencies allowed me to work with a wide variety of issues pertaining to children, adolescents and their families.
My Current Practice
My practice currently is private. I am past president of the Dallas Psychological Association. I am a member of the Texas Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. I stay involved in community activities and professional issues. I also work with military families and have been involved in pre and post deployment debriefings with returning soldiers and their families.