I began my official study in counseling psychology at Southern Oregon University and received an MS in 1986. At that time I had an entirely different career and a stable income and job. My own experience with the power of psychotherapy, as well as it being a far better fit for me personally prompted that change.
I spent twelve years as a therapist at SOU Student Health and Counseling Centers counseling students and teaching experiential psychology self help classes. I also maintained a practice with a state of Oregon certified out-patient mental health clinic.
Since that time I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and currently in Texas. I maintain an in person therapy and energy practice, teach classes privately and with the Eden Method Institute where I have been on faculty for the past 15 years.
Additionally, I have developed a unique and powerful method for working with individuals online. This method combines tools from attachment based psychotherapy, the Eden Method, EMDR and Emotional Transformation Therapy.
Prior to formal study I had a keen interest in energy healing and personal growth and studied many modalities informally. After completing my Master's I pursued additional comprehensive study in numerous other areas among them:
PTSD, particularly adult children from abusive/dysfunctional families
My work is highly experiential and present moment centered as I believe that is how we heal best. I know that each person has profound inner healing resources and I can serve them best by aiding in removing blocks to these and supporting their empowerment.
Currently I have an office in Dallas, TX and live a bit south of there in nature with 3 species of 4-leggeds. I teach classes throughout the US and am available to do so by arrangement.