About Me

I am a therapist, writer and lifelong student of healing and the arts. I have devoted myself to growth and wellness, and I invite you into the work of your healing and growth. I know from personal experience how transformative psychotherapy can be.

From my experience and from my work with many clients, I understand that throughout life we inevitably experience things that cause us to retract, become silenced and become wounded in ways seen and unseen. To me, therapy is a process towards development of the whole self. Psychotherapy and counseling are about living life in the most satisfying way, and actualizing our potential.

My undergraduate work explored issues of belonging, both from a social context and from a design perspective.

Coming to the field of psychotherapy was a career change for me, but one built on a natural progression. For years I worked at the University of Minnesota (College of Continuing Education and Career and Lifework Center), helping adults in transition navigate the process of returning to school, changing careers and fulfilling their dreams. I’ve also worked as a corporate event planner and in the field of historic preservation of architecture. I am curious about what passions you will discover in your process of exploration and transformation.

Education & Professional Background

Psychoanalytic clinical consultation with Jan Messer, LMFT (February 2013-present)

Private Practice Internship with Jim Meyers, LMFT MFC30215 (May 2011- June 2014)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #80834 (June 2014-present)

Two-year clinical training at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street – emphasis in relational psychotherapy and contemporary psychoanalysis (May 2009- May 2011)

Advanced Gestalt Training (Summer 2011)

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies – Integral Counseling Psychology

BS, University of Minnesota – Architecture, Sociology, Design

Affiliations

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)