BIO

Bio

My psychotherapy practice is truly the culmination of a lifetime of spiritual and intellectual exploration and a passion for working with people.  I have over 25 years of combined experience in the field of human potential.  My first love was the theater. Acting was a transformational experience for me.  Through the process of becoming another I could reach depths of human experience that were not accessible in my everyday reality. This sparked a thirst for more insight into the human condition which has taken me to such places as Hawaii to study with an indigenous Kahuna; France to study with the Roy Hart Theatre Company and then to live in a monastic hermitage; and to Israel to rediscover my roots. I studied intensively with Jean Houston in the Training Program for the Cultivation of Human Capacities and am a graduate of the Nine Gates Mystery School run by Gay Luce and David Patton where I learned from master healers of various traditions from around the world.  I have studied  Gestalt with Betty Cannon at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute and Psychology of Symptoms and Voice Dialogue with Douglas Brady which looks at physical symptoms as disowned parts of our core self.  It has been an hon0r to work with such amazing teachers and it is my ongoing privilege and joy to accompany my clients on their journeys of self discovery and healing.

I spent many years as a storyteller and teacher of creative expression and taught and performed in cities across the nation. After I got married and had my children I knew I wanted to stay home and raise them.  I spent many years as a stay at home mother working in tangent as my children grew.  I became a preschool teacher to stay close to them in the early years and became an artist in residence in public schools as they got older. When they were in middle school I also went back to school and graduated with honors from the University of Northern Colorado with a Master’s in Community Counseling.  My Bachelor’s degree is from the University of Michigan. I have taught at all grade levels from preschool to higher education.

To maintain the highest level of integrity, it is essential for me to nourish my personal journey as well as stay cutting edge in my field.   To this end, I periodically participate in both individual and group supervision and continuously expand my experience through my own spiritual practice and by training in various psychotherapeutic as well as healing modalities.  Some of these include:

  • Gestalt
  • DBT
  • Conscious Trance
  • Creative Visualization
  • Guided Imagery
  • Energy Work
  • Mind-Body-Soul Connections
  • Solution Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Parenting Education
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Use of Metaphor
  • Body Centered Therapies
  • Grief Skills
  • Dream Work
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Professional Workshops
  • Personal Retreats