Background

After receiving my graduate education in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the mid-90’s, I opened my private practice in Davis, California. From 1996-1998, I was introduced to Gestalt Therapy while participating in a child psychotherapy consultation group led by Diana Hansen, MFT and later became involved from 2003-2009 in an intensive 6-year training in Gestalt Therapy with Jim Doak, LCSW.  After this, I worked for a year under the guidance of Lu Grey, MFT of the Bay Area Gestalt Therapy Institute.

During 2010-2011 I expanded my work to include an in-depth study of the Enneagram with trainers, William Schafer, Ph.D. and Alice Mixer, LCSW. At the time I was also involved in a Reichian process under the guidance of master Reichian therapist, Siri Gian Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. This breath work involves relaxing body armor to allow for greater receptivity, increased self-expression, and fuller overall aliveness and well-being.

I am currently pursuing my transpersonal work which is being carefully facilitated by spiritual director, Lucie Chalifour, founder of Sign of Life. I have found that a strong relationship to Ground offers the support for lively figures to form and satisfying contact to take place.