I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Play Therapist specializing in experiential and inspirational retreats with wild dolphins and whales.

In addition, I provide holistic coaching and counseling for children, adolescents, individuals, family therapy and play therapy.

I have over 25 years' experience working with children and families as an advocate, educator and therapist, and am a graduate of the University of Maryland, University of Delaware and the Institute for Family and Play Therapy. Specializing in experiential, play therapy and other expressive and brief therapies, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral, emotional problems, child abuse-past or present, divorce or separation, grief and loss, substance abuse, family violence, stress and anger, post traumatic stress and trauma, self esteem and life, wellness and family coaching.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. I take a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to provide support and practical feedback so clients effectively address personal life challenges quickly. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help build on strengths and attain the personal growth s/he is committed to accomplishing.

Post-Master's Certifications in Family Therapy and Play Therapy, 2000
Master of Science from the University of Maryland, Family Studies, 1991
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware, Criminal Justice, 1987
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Hawaii MFT License Number 123
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Colorado LMFT License Number 674
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Additional Training
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Mindfulness and Somatic Psychology

Professional Activities and Memberships
Hawaii Association for Play Therapy and The National Association for Play Therapy