Fall 2024

Section 0626 of SWHS91
Skills and Techniques in Social Work and Human Services -- : Aug 21 - Dec 11 2024
This section will meet in person on the Santa Rosa campus on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Please contact the instructor with any questions.

Section 1221 of PSYCH1A
General Psychology -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2024

Section 1668 of PSYCH5
Abnormal Psychology -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2024

Summer 2024

Section 8018 of PSYCH4
Child and Adolescent Psychology -- : Jun 17 - Jul 28 2024
This section has no scheduled meetings.

Spring 2024

Section 4652 of SWHS93
Introduction to Case Management -- : Jan 17 - May 17 2024
This is a hybrid class that will meet ON CAMPUS on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm with the rest of the work done asynchronously online. Please contact the instructor for questions.

Section 5474 of PSYCH4
Child and Adolescent Psychology -- : Feb 12 - May 17 2024
This is a late start section that has no regularly scheduled meetings.

Section 5667 of PSYCH1A
General Psychology -- : Jan 24 - May 08 2024
This is a late start short term section.

No office hours

MSW, Social Work, (1987) California State University, Sacramento, CA 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (November, 1990) Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California 
Literature, (1980)University of Exeter, Exeter, England
BA, English,(1981) Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA




Academic Experience
  • Adjunct Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College, Departments of Psychology, and Counseling (Human Services), Santa Rosa, 2006 - present
  • Adjunct Faculty, and Adjunct Faculty, Sonoma State University, Psychology Department and Human Development Program, Rohnert Park, CA  2006 - present
  • Study Abroad Faculty - AIFS Program, Barcelona, Spain, Fall, 2012
  • Adjunct Faculty, CSU Long Beach, Social Work Department, Long Beach, CA 2008 - 2009
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sonoma State University, Masters in Counseling Department, Rohnert Park, CA, 1996-1998

Despite growing up as New York Mets fan (I was born and raised in New Jersey) as you can undoubtedly tell, I'm a huge SF Giants fan.  I was there when they won the west in 2010 with Jonathon Sanchez on the mound, and, after stressing through every single pitch of "torture" through the playoffs,  I was there on Market Street for that first World Series parade.  Of course, since then, there have been two more. 

I love everything about baseball.  The slow, deliberate pace, the warmth of the sun and the smell of hot dogs, and the psychological dance of the pitcher and batter.  After the rainy winter months, there's nothing I look forward to more each Spring than the sound of Kruk, Kuip, Miller and Fleming on the radio and the sweet sounds of spring training, letting me know that the baseball season (and summer) is right around the corner.

In addition to teaching at the JC and at Sonoma State, I have had a long career in applied psychology; in private practice and in various non profit organizations in Marin and Mendocino counties. I've worked with children, adolescents, adults and families, in schools and community agencies as a therapist, social worker, clinical program manager and supervisor. I most recently served as the Clinical Director of Homeward Bound of Marin, an organization dedicated to addressing the issues of homelessness in Marin County.  
I'm an avid sports fan, love to cook, write and travel and I'm the proud mother of two young men.




Professional Areas of Interest

families and family therapy, adolescents, building community, service learning, transformative travel, creative writing

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Seeds of Learning Volunteer
Member, American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)
Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS15245, November, 1990
Freelance Writer


Welcome to Spring Semester, 2016
This summer I will be leading a group of volunteers to Matagalpa, Nicaragua with Seeds of Learning, a local non-profit organization (Sonoma County) that works to improve access to education in the Americas.  The trip is planned for July 31 - August 8 and will include service work (volunteer work), cultural exchange and community development.  If you are interested, please send me an email and I will be happy to talk with you more about the trip.  If you are interested in learning more, please see the Seeds of Learning website which you can find here.