I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Medical Acupuncturist with over twenty years experience in the field of psychiatry. I trained in a community mental health residency program and worked with the chronically mentally ill as a staff psychiatrist for Sonoma County Mental Health.
While working full time for the county and raising my two sons, I continued a Tai Chi practice that helped me immeasurably to maintain balance in a stressful work environment. Tai Chi is a moving meditation that promotes concentration, relaxation, postural changes and a sense of well being.
My interest in Tai Chi led to exploration and then training in acupuncture. I began offering treatments to patients while still working at a clinic for the County of Sonoma. I have advanced training in Five Element Acupuncture. This form of acupuncture treats the mind, body and spirit and spoke to my observation that many of the people I have treated over the years had fractured spirits that were not being addressed with psychotherapy or psychotropic medication.
I enjoy hiking, gardening, family time, cooking and traveling.The sitting meditation practice introduced to me in my twenties is still a part of my daily life. I am grateful that my husband of more than thirty years shares my passion for Tai Chi.
Sonoma State University - B.A., Biology 1979
University of Vermont College of Medicine - M.D. 1984
San Mateo County Internship and Residency in Psychiatry 1988
Stanford University Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry 1989
National Board of Medical Examiners 1985
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1990
Psychiatrist - Sonoma County Psychiatric Emergency, Inpatient Services and Clinic Psychiatrist 1990-2010
Consulting Psychiatrist - Sonoma State University Student Health 2004-present
Private practice - Psychiatry and Acupuncture 2002-present
Hospital Affiliation - Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa 1990-present
Tai Chi and Qi Gong:
My lineage is the Dong Family Yang style.
Jane Goldens Tai Chi and Qi Gong 1990-present
Tung Kai Ying, Alex Dong, Hong Liu workshops and camps 1998-present
Helms - Medical Acupuncture for Physicians 1999-2000
Moss and Puhky - Five Element Physician Training 2005
Khosrow Khalighi - Five Element Acupuncture Training 2009-present
Richardson, Henderson and Kain-Somatics 2000-2010
Philip Wilson - Zazen 1975-1979
Michelle McDonald, Ajahn Pasanno - Vipassana and Metta 10 day retreats 2005-2009
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