Dora grew up in Lima, Peru and came to this country on a Pan-American scholarship to attend university. She has a Master's in Social Work, and has practiced as a psychotherapist for over 25 years.
She has specialized in treating survivors of domestic violence, in medical social work, women's issues, trauma recovery, and teaches parenting skills.
Her family background - her mother being Peruvian, and her father Chinese - and her marriage to Mark give her a unique perspective and ability to work with cross-cultural issues in marriages.
As a native of Peru, she is bi-lingual and therefore able to provide services to Spanish- speaking clients in their native language.