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DBT Training/workshops:


Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training (Behavioral Tech), Seattle/Bellevue, Washington, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza and Dr. Melanie Harned (November, 2013)


DBT Skills Training Six-Month Online Curriculum (Behavioral Tech, 2013)


Foundations of Exposure Therapy (Behavioral Tech, 2015)


Practice Grounds with Kelly Koerner, PhD, 2014-2015

Practice Grounds with Kelly Koerner, PhD, 2019


DBT for Substance Abusers with Borderline Personality Disorder, Portland DBT Institute (presented by Linda Dimeff, PhD) (May 2016)

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy Training with Dr. Wendy Behary, San Francisco, CA (2016)

Schema Therapy Course, with Dr. Wendy Behary (2018)

Schema Therapy Training Center of New York, Individual Schema Therapy Certification Program, with Travis Atkinson (Advanced Certification Training Track)

Advanced Individual Schema Therapy Supervision (Travis Atkinson, Schema Therapy Training Center of New York) 2022-Present



I have trained with a variety of nature and animal-assisted therapy-based teachers and organizations, from Maine to California, including my work in nature-based mindfulness. My self-study includes a lifetime of attention to and curiosity about the natural world. I have long believed that as humans we are part of nature, and that the state of our environments strongly influences our lives and the lives of others. My greatest teachers regarding the natural world, have been the many animals, plants, insects, mountains, rocks, waterways, storms, trees, waves and piles of dirt that have educated me. 


Memberships/Consultation Teams:


International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) (Full Member)


Schema Therapy Training Center of New York

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)


The University of the State of New York, Education Department, Office of the Professions (New York)

State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors (Pennsylvania)


Board of Behavioral Sciences (California)


California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT, 2012-2018)


State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (New Jersey)


AAMFT Telehealth and Technology Forum

Member of the Duke University DBT Listserv community


Former Member of the Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center weekly DBT Consultation Team (2013-2018)


DBT Consultation with Dr. Sanno Zack, Stanford University Medical Center

DBT Consutlation team with Dr. Karen Zelaya-Kendall, Philadelphia, PA

DBT Team Consultation with Linda Dimeff, PhD (2017-2018)


Practice History:


Full-time private practice in New York, California, Pennsylvania,  and New Jersey Telemedicine/online practice, and private in-person practice in Linwood, NJ.

Formerly an associate therapist with the Philadelphia DBT Associates, in Rittenhouse Square, and with the Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center where I taught the Advanced DBT program, facilitated and co-facilitated adult DBT Skills groups, provided individual, couples, and family DBT Skills coaching, and DBT-informed individual and family psychotherapy. I completed my practicum at the John F. Kennedy University Counseling Center in Oakland, California, and the West Lake Middle School in Oakland, California.



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