I have always had an interest in psychology and since 1999 have worked with people in different counseling contexts – younger people, older people, individuals, couples, and families. I participated in the Integral Counseling Psychology program at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco; I graduated with a Master's degree in the fall of 2003, and I earned my Marriage and Family Therapist license in January, 2007.
Before entering the counseling field professionally, I pursued a variety of experiences that I feel have widened my perspective and enable me to understand and relate to more people and what they might be going through. I had previously lived on the East Coast before going to the West Coast to earn a Master's degree in Art History. Over the years, I have made black & white photographs the old-fashioned way using a darkroom, tampered with digital imaging, made two trips to India, experienced the transformative potential of Vipassana meditation and Hatha Yoga, written creatively, and produced a book on Native American rock art of the Southwest. I hope this gives you some sense of the kind of person I am.
I continue to seek truth in different ways and gently push my edges. And I continue to appreciate the unassuming things that pass us by – both heard and seen, both ordinary and not so ordinary.
And, if you are curious to know what I look like ....