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Professional Background

  • Masters in Psychology: Antioch University Seattle (1986)
  • Behavioral Sciences Institute (1986-88):
    • Crisis intervention with families utilizing a brief therapy model oriented toward psycho-education.
  • Private Practice (1986-present):
    • Current work with individuals and couples is informed by psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and mindfulness based cognitive behavioral schools of thought. I also offer consultation to psychotherapists.
  • Teaching:
    • Antioch University Seattle Center for Programs in Psychology (1989-2010):
    • COR Northwest Family Development Center (1999-2006):
    • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Studies
    • Credentialed leader of Balint groups for case consultation (2015)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study - Board of Directors (1997-2016): Treasurer, Publications committee, Member Relations committee, President
  • COR Northwest Family Development Center - Co-director of the Certificate Program in British Object Relations Psychotherapy (1999-2002)
  • American Balint Society (2012 - present)

Other Professional Background:

  • BA: University of Washington - Interdisciplinary Studies: dance and creativity (1975)
  • Performance artist, choreographer and teacher of dance