Qualifications and Education

I am a Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a National Board Certified Counselor. I received my Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. While I believe that credentials and training are important, I consider my three decades of professional experience and several years of self-examination in my personal therapy, to be most relevant.

Professional Background

My private practice of 29 years includes individual psychotherapy, couples and group counseling. I also served as the Director of Student Counseling at Cornish College of the Arts for 12 years. Prior to that I was Clinical Supervisor at a shelter for battered women and their children and. provided clinical supervision to counseling interns. I have also facilitated numerous workshops and support groups on topics of self-discovery in the creative process, stress management, healing from trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and crisis intervention.