The end of a marriage brings financial, emotional, physical, and legal changes. I am dedicated to helping my clients navigate these issues in a way that leads to lasting resolution and the foundation to create your life after marriage. If you have children, I will assist you to establish a healthy co-parenting relationship.
The way you choose to divorce, how you make the choices and decisions in the legal process, can be done in a way that is cordial and collaborative, even when there is conflict and hurt. I can help you divorce in a way that is best for you and your family.
Licensed to practice law in
Mental Health Licenses:
California Medical Board Research Psychoanalyst License (Student)
Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado
2014 Advanced International Mediation Training
American Bar Association, Washington D.C
40 hours, focus on international family matters
2004 Divorce and Family Law Mediation
Center for Family and Divorce Mediation, New York, NY
40 hours, focus on family law matters
2000 Mediation Training
CDR Associates, Boulder, CO
40 hour, focus on general mediation training
J.D. Columbia University School of Law, New York
Ph.D. Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, California
M.A. Developmental Psychology, Columbia University/Teachers College, New York
B.A. Psychology, Wellesley College
California Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
American Bar Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Santa Barbara Collaborative Law Group
Ventura Coalition for Collaborative Divorce
“Family Law State of the Courts” in Citations, Ventura County Bar Association, November 2018 (co-author).
“Stress, Anxiety, and Addiction Among Lawyers” in Citations, Ventura County Bar Association, September 2017.
"Therapy and Family Law" in Citations Magazine, Ventura County Bar Association. May 2017
"Collaborative Divorce: A Win-Win Approach" in Citations Magazine, Ventura County Bar. August 2016 (co-author with Lisa Zonder)
Sacred Illness: Breast Cancer and the Dark Feminine (2015) Pacifica Graduate Institute(Ph.D. Dissertation).
"Making Mediation Successful” Western Dispute Resolution Services CLE presentation to Gunnison County Bar. September 2012.
Guest lecturer Family Law seminar, University of Chicago School of Law. May 2011
Presenter at workshop “International Parental Child Abductions” at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Conference, Denver, CO, June 2010
"Domestic Violence: Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence by the Child and Family Investigator" in The Role of the Child and Family Investigator and the Child’s Legal Representative in Colorado (Colorado Legal Education in Colorado 2009) (coauthor)