Credentials

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the state of California (MFC37016) and in the state of Oregon (T0613).  I have a BS degree in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology. I have been in Private Practice as a Marriage Family Therapist for 25 years.

I am certified in Systemic Constellation Work through the Human Systems Institute in Portland, OR.  In addition I have trained with Gabrielle Borkan, Brigitte Essl, MD and Jane Peterson, Ph.D. I have been facilitating constellations for 15 years.

Personal Information

As I write this, I have been a successful therapist in private practice for over twenty years.  My journey to become a therapist seems less important now than my journey as a therapist.  Much has changed in my way of being in the world.  I am calm and rarely flustered.  I feel deep connection with myself and others.  My experience of "reality" is vastly different and my initiation into true healing and transformation has had many awakenings and expansions.

The work has taken me to places not known of in the beginning.  My own trauma for instance, and the hidden role it played in my life and my relationships.  I had no idea it existed and the wall I kept banging up against felt like a personal failing--a character flaw.  But then one day, at the end of my therapeutic rope, I reached out for something new and I found the first step in what would become a healing phenomenon.  That step lead to many more and there was never a definitive be-all end-all step that was the answer to everything.  Just more and more steps that kept leading to deeper and deeper satisfaction, peace and aliveness. 

Each step brought me closer to my authentic being.  I fell in love with me and then I fell in love with everything and everyone else.  Now I am a therapist and a healer.  I see and feel deeply into the heart and soul of another's suffering and I find a way to release them.  That's all.  I am gifted to have this work and the opportunity to offer it to others.