The bedrock of my counseling approach is an amalgam of compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance. Whether you are dealing with a recent setback, a life transition, or deep-rooted trauma, I will begin by listening for who you are and what you have experienced in life. I work from an attachment-based, emotion-focused, whole-brain perspective, and I lean into playfulness and creative expression to break the spell of persistently destructive core beliefs.
Counseling is most effective when clients set the pace, direction and depth of the work; your participation in any intervention always will be entirely your choice. I have deep respect for your courageous determination to experience more joy in life. In counseling, we work together to nurture that persistent hope, no matter your current level of distress. Over time, counseling will help you to develop and maintain the robust wellness needed in these daunting times.
I received a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Drew University. I worked as a Presbyterian and Unitarian Universalist minister, in congregational and healthcare settings. I have training in spiritual direction and clinical pastoral care (CPE). I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:15 am