About J.J.

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  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, SF Bay Area

  • Psy.D. Doctorate, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, SF Bay Area

  • License # PSY23618

  • 15 years clinical work in Berkeley, CA

  • Staff Member, Board Member, and creator of DBT program at the Berkeley Therapy Institute (est.1972) before establishing current private practice

  • Ten+ years teaching DBT skills-training courses to motivated individuals, and 1-day courses for professionals

  • Received a multi-year grant (from the family of a former participant) to teach DBT skill-training classes to folks (both verbal and non-verbal) with severe cerebral palsy. Grant also funded my NIMH training with Dr. Marsha Linehan (creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT), herself