The first steps in my career transition to professional psychotherapy started in 1998 and has been developed in California and the United Kingdom since then.
I earned my Master's degree in Psychology from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. I am Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
Currently I am working on my doctorate degree, PsyD, with a focus in Organizational Development. In May 2017, I presented my desktop constellations workshop to the Unique CAMP business retreat.
Settings in the US and the UK in which I have practiced include: higher education, private practice, employee assistance programs, community services, British National Health Service, and managed care.
Applying an Integrative approach underpinned by systemic theory, clients are supported through short-term or long-term therapy as appropriate for a broad range of personal issues.
Having lived abroad in the United Kingdom for nearly a decade, my exposure to practical, cultural and emotional challenges provided me with a profound sensitivity and empathy for clients experiencing the cultural adjustment process.
Over the years I have established my position as a seasoned specialist in the subject of suicide post-vention as a group facilitator, management consultant, critical incident debriefer, author, and keynote speaker.
My published work appears in:
A Winding Road: A Handbook for Those Supporting the Suicide Bereaved (Peters and Linn-Gust 2010), “Suicide Bereavement in the Workplace”
Employee Wellbeing Support: A Workplace Resource (J. Wiley & Sons Ltd 2008), “Managing Suicide and Sudden Death within Organisations”
Treatment Methods / Therapeutic Approaches