About Jodi

I specialize in ADHD, EMDR and

Parental Identity Discovery™

 

Clients come to me to address painful situations, unwanted core beliefs and unresolved family of origin or current relational issues. Therapy is also an opportunity for improvement, strengthening what has worked and identifying long lost skills. ADHD and Parental Identity Discovery include all of this and I find the best way to address it is with EMDR.

I predominately use cognitive-behavioral interventions due to their practical nature.  They are often common sense tools we already know but our misperceptions usually get in the way. I engage therapy with a strict application of ethics and strive to make the therapeutic relationship engaging by focusing on connecting and using humor when relevant.

 

 

 My Training

I received a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2001 from Dominican University in San Rafael. In 2014 I obtained licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, opening offices in Marin and Napa.

Throughout my training I was drawn to family systems models and use genograms (family maps) to learn about client’s family of origin patterns.  I had no idea that this training was setting me up for the work I would come to understand as Parental Identity Discovery.  In fact, one of the very founders of family system’s work, Erik Erikson, was influenced by his DNA story from falsified parentage – an affair.

My extensive experience with EMDR allows me to treat the grief, identity confusion, anger and rejections that accompany this profound experience with efficiency and clarity.​ I trained under founder Francine Shapiro and use this phenomenal treatment for any traumas affecting adults and first responders.

I structure ADHD counseling first around resolving poor self-esteem, efficacy and emotional pain usually stemming from family of origin relationships.  Then I move into coaching to support the use of cognitive-behavioral tools for symptom reduction.

 

Best Practices

In my opinion, best practices in modern wellness includes collaborative referrals to support general lifestyle; improving the influence and function of sleep, nutrition, exercise and overall self-care. Symptoms tell a story that we can rewrite together. 

 

 

Speaking Engagements

Upcoming

 

 

 

 

Historical

 

      

 

 

Pro Bono and Community Work


“Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.”     – Will Rogers

 
 

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Read Jodi’s feature story in the 2010 Marin magazine Editor’s Choice segment.

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