About Me | Causer Management | Walnut Creek, CA

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with an additional  California Teaching Credential and BS Degree in Nursing. I have specialized for years in issues related to children, individuals, couples and family therapy and presently maintain a private practice located in both Walnut Creek and San Ramon.

My early background includes ten years of nursing experience in maternal and infant child care, emmergency room, and intensive care.  I have worked for over ten years as a marriage and family therapist and more than thirty years in education to include teaching and administration.  I graduated from Keuka College for Women (located in NY state), St. Mary's College, and obtained my master's degree in clinical psychology at John F Kennedy University specializing in child, individual, couples, and family  therapy and health issues.  I currently serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. My areas of expertise are:

  • Parent Education and Skills Development
  • Child Development and Behavioral Issues 
  • Individual and Family Life Cycle Issues  
  • Self Esteem and Personal Development
  • Couples, Individuals, and Marriage Relationship Skills to include Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Managing LifeThreatening Health Issues:  Navigating Cancer and Health Challenges Successfully.  I am a 3 yr. cancer survivor. 
  • Trauma, Anxiety and Panic  
  • Patterns of Self Destruction
  • Management Skills related to Anger and Violence

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, I have presented at National Teaching Conferences and to general audiences, speaking on the topics of self-esteem, child development, parent education and right-left brain development.  I am particularly interested in  Dr. Amen's theories related to Changing the Brain as a means to changing one's life.  

I think of myself as an interactive, solution-focused therapist whose approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges while reauthoring your life. 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 you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.

BS Nursing
MA Clinical Psychology
CA Teaching Credential

License, Certifications & Awards
California Board of Behavioral Science MFT License # MFC35246
California Board of Registered Nursing License # 151634 
California Teaching Credential
Certified EMDR Specialist
Co publisher of Motor Skills for Young Children

Additional Training
Parent Education
Self Esteem Facilitation
Life and Career Coach

Professional Activities and Memberships