Professional Details

MA Counseling, Gonzaga University, 1975

MTS, Theological Studies, emphasis in Spirituality, Seattle University, 1992

WA State Licensed Mental Health Counselor,  since 1989

National Board Certified Counselor, since 1989, LH00004667

National Certified Counselor, since 1989

Sexual Minority Mental Health Specialist, Seattle, 1996

Shift Your Grief™ Certified Coach, 2014.

Counselor in several counseling centers and agencies (1975 – 1996)

Taught counseling interns & counselors on LGBTQ issues.

Private practice in Tacoma, WA,  for 20+ years.

Member of NWAPS (Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study), Seattle.

I have enjoyed post-graduate clinical training in different areas of interest over the years. Here is a sample:

  • Pastoral Counseling, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1985-1987.
  • Transformational Movement Therapy, Institute for Transformational Movement, Seattle, 1990 – 1993.
  • Certification in Energy Psychotherapies: TFT, EFT & Beyond, Seattle, 1998,
  • Coursework and training at Northwest Family Development Center / Center for Object Relations, Seattle, 2001-2009.
  • Certificate programs in Infant-Parent Psychotherapy and in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  Center for Object Relations, Seattle.
  • Infant Observation, 2003-5.
  • Grief Counseling
  • Couples therapy, Narrative therapy,  Hypnosis, PTSD,  Grief & Loss, Ethics, Codependency, Personality,   AIDS, LGBTQ therapy, Conflict resolution, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Gender & Sexuality

I am someone who loves to learn and study new bodies of work. This helps me continue to grow professionally and as a human being.  It allows me to bring a fresh, creative perspective to those who work with me.

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