I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology/ Art Therapy Concentration, from the Naropa University in 1997. While in Boulder, I worked at the Community Mental Health Center in Boulder County and at the University of Colorado’s Speech and Language Department ‘s Pre-school. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2004, I have done counseling work in schools, community mental health and private practice. I have maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 2007.
I love the outdoors! I am “at home” in the mountains, especially the rocky mountains, however since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have developed a respect and love for the sea and specifically the Puget Sound. I feel lucky to live in a place where I have many opportunities to be in close relationship to the natural world. I am fed by my time spent in the woods, sea, and mountains. Something that I have learned since living in a grey and rainy climate is that when I am inside looking out, the weather is daunting, but if I am out in the elements, the colors come alive and I awed by the beauty.
I am devoted to the practices of somatic awareness, contemplation, meditation and creative expression, all of which guide me and my work as psychotherapist. I love my work and feel honored to be a part of my client’s world.
I am married and have two teenage sons and one old and one young dog. I love to learn, cook, paint and have adventures in the wilderness. And one of the things I value most is the meaningful connections I have made in this life.