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 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.


Professional Experience


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Colorado. Private psychotherapy practice in Boulder, CO. Trauma, divorce, suicide survivors, violent crime victims, grief and loss, couples, relationship issues, career and life transitions. EMDR, brief solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, depth, arts.

Lecturer, Psychology, University of Colorado-Boulder, Residential Academic Program. I teach Introduction to Psychology to undergraduates in the RAP.

Educational Consultant, Adventure Montessori, Lafayette, CO. I support 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 and Littleton. We’re bringing this innovative summer camp to our communities in summer, 2015. This is based on STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Prepare young people to thrive, use their talents and training, and earn a more-than-OK wage. Students innovate, create, tinker, make, and have fun doing it.

Camp Director, “Everything is Awesome” camp. This is my own creation. Students will learn and practice social skills, emotional intelligence, and develop confidence through team-building, mindfulness, art, music, games, and fun.

2011-2014-Affiliate Faculty Member, Regis University, Denver, CO. Created and taught psychology and ethics classes to adult learners.

8/2008-   Life Coach, Coaching Individuals Facing Challenges,.  Private practice Santa Barbara, CA, Clients who are creative, 8/2010      resourceful and whole sometimes need a trained, experienced and supportive professional to help them focus and achieve their goals.

1993-        Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed in WA State, 1993-2011. Private Practice 1993-2008. Depth with children, 2008           high-risk adolescents, and adults .  Specialization in trauma, PTSD,  depression, couples, families, conduct, anxiety disorders. Certified in EMDR.


9/2010-    Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., Designed/facilitated grief/loss groups, high-risk adolescents, Los Prietos Boys Camp 7/2010     (juvenile detention facility), El Puente Alternative High School, San Marcos High School, Parenting After Loss groups.

5/2003Diversion Program Administrator. Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA. Partnered with the Office of 8/2008   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 depth, to attorneys and judges.  Maintained HIPAA-compliant confidential records.  Trained/consulted with colleagues.  Designed and taught local, state and national trainings.  Wrote articles.  Made referrals internal and external; multiple professions. Developed and coordinated peer counselor volunteer attorneys and judges, sober support statewide network. Coordinated care.  Designed local and national educational trainings.

3/97-        Clinical Director, Separation and Loss Services, Virginia Mason

5/2001     Medical Center, Seattle, WA.  Wrote, managed Soros Foundation grants.  Designed treatment model.  Expert intervention in violent loss/PTSD/traumatic grief; referral to comprehensive services; clinical case consultation; court advocacy;  Collaborated with many agencies, locally, statewide and nationally.

3/97-        Clinical Director/Consultant/Trainer, Homicide Support Project, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.  US DOJ OVC training and research grant.  Provided training to 13 national project sites, multi-site briefings and evaluations, ongoing 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; teachers; nurses; graduate students; clinical associates.

10/99-      Co-Investigator/Clinical Director/Teacher, Designed The Echo Glen Project; Wrote and    managed grants, Soros Open Society Institute, Death in America grant.

5/2001     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.

3/97-        Consultant and Faculty, Consulted/taught, “Trauma and the Media”

8/2000    DART/School of Communications, U of Washington, Seattle, WA.

3/2000-   Consultant, Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance

3/2001     Center, Rockville, MD.  Troubleshot operational problems.  Collaborative soluti

1998-1999  Faculty, Child Therapy Association, “Psychotherapy with Children Living in Chaos”.  Researched, designed, taught adolescent development and treatment to senior analysts, graduate-level and agency-based therapists.

1994-1999 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Family Law Court, King Co. Superior Court.  Court-appointed child guardian in family court proceedings.

1995-1998 Consultant and Instructor, University of Washington Medical School “Terminal Illness” seminar for 2nd year students. Proctor group leader.

1995-1997 Research Associate, National Institute of Health, Trauma Prevention Study, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center.  Multidisciplinary team. Screened/Interviewed high risk, alcohol-related trauma victims.

Professional Associations

Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR). Clinical member. Builds bridges between the latest advances in the knowledge of human development and effective mental health and educational services that promote healthy, secure, resilient lives and communities.

Director, Front Porch Lecture Series. We bring nationally recognized researchers and clinicians who focus on attachment, neuropsychobiology, relational trauma, and treatment implications and tools.

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.

Volunteer Activities

Ironman Boulder, 2015 volunteer

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. January 7-12, 2014, Course marshall, volunteer.

Boulder Buffalo Classic Organizing Committee. This cycling event benefits College of Arts & Sciences scholarships, CU-Boulder. 2011 – current.

Outdoor Divas Triathalon 2012- current events volunteer.

Pro Cycle Challenge 2012 event volunteer.


National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara chapter, Secretary and Board Member, Coordinated Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award nomination process, 2008 – August, 2011.

American Red Cross, Santa Barbara County, California, Disaster Response Team,                                                        2008-July, 2011t: Lead, Jesusita Fire survivors’ weekly support group.Consultation to trauma victims and Red Cross staff/volunteers;

  • Fire victims sheltering;
  • Direct outreach to fire victims;
  • Training to staff/volunteers
  • Consultation to Epiiscopal Diocese, co-therapist.

Habitat for Humanity, Santa Barbara, CA. Retail and Customer Service. ReStore. 2008-2010. Retail and customer services.