Experiential Highlights


Somatic Psychotherapy

Sole Proprietor of Private Practice
  • Provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for adult individuals and couples, specializing in bereavement; complex trauma and dissociative disorders; anxiety and depression; relationships; parenting; eating disorders; chronic health issues; LGBT issues
  • Employ strength-based, solution-focused, collaborative, mindful, body-centered methods
  • Facilitate therapy groups for eating disorders, stress management, and healthy relationships
  • Collaborate with agency team in developing and implementing strategies to enhance client outcomes


Jackson County Mental Health

Mental Health Specialist III
  • Provided assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, advocacy, and behavioral health counseling for severely mentally ill adult individuals, specializing in bipolar disorder, personality disorders, complex trauma, eating disorders, chronic health issues, and management of multiple diagnoses
  • Employed strength-based, solution-focused, collaborative, mindful, body-centered methods
  • Facilitated therapy group for persons living with bipolar disorder
  • Collaborated with agency team in developing and implementing strategies to enhance client outcomes


Southern Oregon University Student Health & Wellness Center

Intern (MSW Practicum)
  • Provided assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, brief therapy, and crisis intervention to students
  • Developed and co-facilitated grief group and eating disorders group
  • Collaborated with campus Queer Resource Center staff and students to develop and implement strategies to enhance accessibility and services for LGBT students
  • Collaborated with staff of many disciplines to provide integrated mental health and medical care to students


Genesis Substance Abuse Recovery: Residential and Family Programs

Intern (MSW Practicum)
  • Completed intake assessments, treatment plans and discharge plans
  • Co-facilitated individual and family therapy groups; provided individual and family therapy
  • Developed and delivered psycho-educational lectures
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff in planning and delivering treatment to individuals with diverse mental health status and needs
  • Collaborated with team to develop strategies to improve program’s use of anti-oppressive practices


WinterSpring, Center for Living with Loss and Grief

Community Educator (2005–2006)
  • Coordinated Multi-Cultural Grief Awareness Community Education Series
  • Recruited local, culturally diverse experts on loss and grief to offer their expertise to the community
  • Coordinated, hosted and evaluated success of community education events
Community Educator, Volunteer Coordinator, Teen Program Coordinator (1996–2000)
  • Developed, publicized, delivered and evaluated lay and professional trainings on a variety of death and dying and loss and grief topics
  • Recruited, collaborated in training of, and supervised team of 150 volunteers
  • Developed and coordinated school-based group bereavement support for teens, in collaboration with school counselors and administrators
Volunteer (1992–2000)
  • Provided telephone and in-person individual bereavement support to adults
  • Facilitated adult and teen bereavement groups


Lightheart Designs

Business Assistant
  • Assisted owner of women’s clothing designer in most aspects of production, sales, and administration


Cadbury Cottage

  • Managed all aspects of single facility tourist accommodation


SAS Circuits, Inc.

Environmental Affairs Supervisor
  • Responsible for all aspects of compliance with all applicable waste management, chemical storage, emergency contingency, employee health & safety regulations


Boulder County Safehouse

  • Staffed battered women’s crisis line
  • Provided support and education for residents

Educational Highlights


Master’s in Social Work, Portland State University


Multiple professional trainings on broad range of mental health issues and treatment modalities


MA, Transpersonal Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA


Continuing Advanced Hakomi supervision and assistantship culminating in certification


Two-year Practitioner Training in Hakomi body-centered, mindfulness-based counseling


BS, Biology & Teaching Certificate (secondary science), University of Colorado, Boulder


Liberal Arts: New College of University of South Florida, Sarasota


Liberal Arts: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IL

Professional Affiliations

Board member (2005–2011) and past President (2009–2011) of Mental Health Resource Education Network
Member of United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
Member of Hakomi Institute