I became a psychotherapist after a rich and varied career in K-12 and higher education. From my earliest years, however, I held a deep interest in the field of psychology, including the science and mystery of what it is to fully become a human being. I am still on that path of deeper understanding. It is now a privilege and opportunity to draw from my experience to work with clients to help them deal with intractable problems, cultivate personal healing, and explore new avenues of personal growth.
My current professional interests include neuroscience, Buddhism, astrology, dreams, shamanism, and the ways in which fate and destiny shape our lives. I am an avid reader with diverse intellectual tastes and interests.
Although raised in the Midwest, I have resided in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. My home is on Bainbridge Island, Washington where I have lived over 15 years. I have considerable experience working with children, teens, men, and women from all walks of life and from highly diverse backgrounds of ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economics, sexual orientation, and gender identity. I recently completed Certification Level l of Dream Tending and a yearlong course from the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, U.K.
I earned my B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in English. I have a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Graduate School of Education of Stanford University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. I hold a license as a Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHC, #LH61080171) in Washington State. I am formally trained in Mindfulness Meditation. Additionally, I have completed Advanced Training in Somatic Transformation™.
Your life, all your life, is your path to awakening.
By resisting or not dealing with its challenges,
you stay asleep to Reality.
Pay attention to what life is trying to reveal to you.
Say yes to its fierce, ruthless, and loving grace.
- Bainbridge Island Psychotherapy Guild
- Depth Psychology Alliance
- C.G. Jung Society, Seattle
- Jungian Psychotherapists Association
- Northwest Alliance of Psychoanalytic Study
- Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association
- Stanford Alumni Association