Certified EBT Provider Since 2000
I am a health psychologist and nutritionist, and on the faculty at UCSF for 40 years, retiring in 2021. I live with my husband, Walt, a health leader who keeps me laughing. My three children are grown. I live in a little house in Marin County that I have been in for 37 years. I have a simple life. I work a lot, and I love it!
I was trying to understand how to get to the root cause of obesity and stress eating and happened upon research that showed the underlying cause to be emotional disconnection. Once I started teaching the emotional resilience tools in the UCSF clinic, people changed. The neuroscience that would explain WHY would not be published for 20 years. From then on, I was committed to figuring out why they changed and how that transformation could be available to others.
I started at UCSF as part of an interdisciplinary training team in adolescent medicine, then moved to family medicine. I became a health psychologist and founded EBT and The Solution Foundation. Now I devoting my time to training the next generation of health professionals in the method. Exciting!