My path to this work has been a circuitous one, and I'm grateful for the life experience I've gained along the way.
I draw from my background teaching English Literature as a graduate student at the University of Washington, reporting and writing for Newsweek Magazine in New York, and later for the Seattle Weekly, and directing the Marketing Program at The Northwest School. And parenting three children, including twins, has given me a deep interest in issues of attachment, identity and role change, and perinatal loss.
I have a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Washington, and a Masters degree in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle. I see clients at the YWCA/Pathways Clinic in Lynnwood, as well as in my private practice on Seattle’s Lake Union. My theoretical orientation is Relational and Psychodynamic, drawing strongly from recent discoveries in neuroscience, from Mindfulness, and from Attachment Theory. I’ve received postgraduate training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and in Accelerated Experiential Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.