About Jessica


I have offered clinical services as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) for 25 years.  I am an EMDR therapist.  I am completing my dissertation toward a degree in clinical psychology. My experience includes teaching elementary school, college, and adult education.  As a Senior Social Worker in Child Protective Services for the County of Orange, I helped children and families in crisis, assisted them in the resolution of family problems and served as a child advocate in Juvenile Court. Currently, I am a member of the panel of Custody Evaluators, Family Reunification Therapists and Special Masters for the Orange County Superior Family Court. I work with individuals, couples, and families.  I specialize in helping adults and children dealing with divorce and custody.  I teach parenting and co-parenting classes and give educational talks on divorce and custody. I offer treatment for people with depression, anxiety and learning disabilities assisting clients in discovering new and effective ways to deal with their situation and their emotional reactions. 

Education

EMDR Training (2014)

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (projected date: 2017)
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpentaria, CA

Master of Science, Counseling (1992)
California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Teaching Credentials in Bilingual Education (1975)
University of California, Irvine, CA.

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Major (1973)
University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

Diploma, Hispanic Studies for Foreign Students (1972)
University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

License

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 33138)