Licensed Professional Counselor

Boulder, CO

(805) 252-7939


M.A.          2011        Counseling with an emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute,                                                              Carpinteria, CA. Thesis: Sofia in Broken Time: A Modern Myth of Feminine Individuation.          

Ph.D.        1979        Educational Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Ph.D. Dissertation: The Effects of a Parenting Program on Mother-Infant Interaction, the Home Environment, and Maternal Feelings.  55 mother-infant pairs, 9 month longitudinal study. Trained 11 data collectors using Brazelton-Barnard in-home parent-infant observation instruments.  Designed research.  Analyzed data.

M.A.          1971        Early Childhood Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

B.A.          1970        Developmental Psychology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.




2011 – present  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Colorado. Private psychotherapy practice in Boulder, CO. Trauma, divorce, Victims of Crime Compensation, grief and loss, relationship issues, career and life transitions. EMDR, Jungian, brief solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, depth, Internal Family Systems (IFS), arts.


2014-2015     Lecturer, Psychology, University of Colorado-Boulder, Residential Academic Program. I taught “Introduction to Psychology” to undergraduates in the Baker Hall Residential Assistance Program.

                      Educational Consultant, Adventure Montessori, Lafayette, CO. I supported infants-elementary-aged students, their families and teachers, staff, and the administration in creating the best educational experiences possible. Counseling, observation, resources, referrals, teacher/staff/parent trainings.

                     Camp Director, Camp Invention, Mackintosh Academy Boulder. We brought this innovative summer camp, based on STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), to campers who innovated, created, tinkered, made, and had fun doing it.

2010-2012     Affiliate Faculty Member, Regis University, Denver, CO. Created and taught psychology and ethics classes to adult learners.

2008-2011    Life Coach, Coaching Individuals Facing Challenges,.  Private practice Santa Barbara, CA. Clients were creative, resourceful, and needed a supportive professional to help them focus and achieve their goals.

1993-2011     Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Washington State. Private psychotherapy practice. I worked with children, families, high-risk adolescents, and adults .  Specialized in trauma, PTSD,  depression, couples, families, conduct, anxiety disorders. Certified in EMDR.

2010-2011     Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., Designed/facilitated grief/loss groups, high-risk adolescents, Los Prietos Boys Camp (juvenile detention facility), El Puente Alternative High School, San Marcos High School. Co-facilitated Hospice “Parenting After Loss” groups.

2003-2008      Diversion Program Administrator. Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA. Partnered with the Office Disciplinary Counsel.  Managed disciplinary cases.  Designed/maintained research database.  Designed protocols and systems. Supervised support staff.  Trained allied professionals, attorneys, judges, diverse groups. Designed and conducted comprehensive screening interviews.  Wrote terms for Diversion Program contracts. Designed and managed program evaluation and American Bar Association Gambrell Award Project application.  Provided consultation to Lawyer Services Dept. clinical colleagues: psychotherapy, brief-solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, sober support. Trained departments in policies/procedures, Provided consultation to law firms. Outreach and Liaison to agencies/individual providers of services to attorneys in discipline and coordinated teams of mental health providers . Provided local, state and national training programs including U of WA School of Law, Seattle U. School of Law, County Bars, WSBA Ethics School, CLE courses, Presiding Judges State Conference, National Organization of Bar Counsel, ABA Committee on Lawyer Assistance Programs.

                        Psychotherapist, WSBA Lawyers Assistance Program.  Provided individual  psychotherapy, short- and long-term to attorneys and judges.  Maintained HIPAA-compliant confidential records.  Trained/consulted with colleagues.  Designed and taught local, state and national trainings. Made referrals internal and external; multiple allied professions. Developed and coordinated peer counselor volunteer attorneys and judges group. Created sober support network. Coordinated care.  Designed local and national educational trainings.

1997-2001        Clinical Director, Separation and Loss Services, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Wrote and managed Soros Foundation grants.  Designed violent loss/complicated grief/complex PTSD treatment model.  Referral to comprehensive services; clinical case consultation; court advocacy;  Collaborated with many agencies, locally, statewide and nationally.

                        Clinical Director/Consultant/Trainer/Researcher, Homicide Support Project, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.  Wrote and administered US Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime training and research grant.  Provided training to 13 national project sites, multi-site briefings and evaluations, clinical case and project consultation; co-author with Dr. E.K. Rynearson, MD, 3 manuals, 2 articles, book chapters.   Trained medical examiners; medical students; victims assistance workers; child advocates; FBI interviewers; teachers; nurses; graduate students; clinical associates.

1999-2001     Co-Principal Investigator/Clinical Director/Therapist. Designed The Echo Glen Project. Wrote and managed Soros Open Society Institute, Death in America grant. Designed and conducted traumatic grief art  therapy for incarcerated adolescents. Trained juvenile detention staff. Wrote training materials. Designed data collection. National presentations. Co-authored with Dr. E.K. Rynearson, MD, manuals, articles and book chapters.


American Counseling Association (ACA). This organization provides professional development for counselors who help empower individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and Colorado AFCC (COAFCC). Interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. AFCC members are the leading practitioners, researchers, teachers and policymakers in the family court arena.

Boulder Friends of Jung. We are a supportive community dedicated to exploring the ideas and legacy of C.G. Jung, including psychological awareness, inner resources, creativity, purpose and meaning.


Emergency Family Assistance Agency (EFAA). Food bank and events volunteer.

Boulder Public Library. Events volunteer.