I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), a teacher, and a Life Coach. For over 20 years I have counseled hundreds of individuals and families while working in a variety of settings including wilderness programs and therapeutic boarding schools. As a Program Director, I developed and implemented a school-wide Psychology and Emotional Intelligence curriculum, and have a long history of facilitating multi-day family immersion workshops, parenting seminars, and leadership training both in-country and abroad. I am currently offering individual and family coaching services, as well as nature-based retreats for individual and collective healing.
Why work with me?
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years experience. I’ve worked among a number of outstanding people in various models, located in incredible places. Over the years, I’ve facilitated countless individual, family, and group-oriented sessions, and have led teams and programs in administrative roles.
Now I work alone but collaborate with others; I’m a continual student and so well-read and resourced. I have tangible resources and skills to share.
Due to my training, I am able to work with individuals as well as family systems. I maintain confidentiality and encourage active communication among members.
I offer free, zoom-based workshops to reduce stress and encourage connection, and co-lead nature-based retreats through my sister company https://www.rootedconnectionsretreats.com/
As a Life Coach, I can work with you wherever you're located. In-person sessions can include dog walks and hikes.
I pretty much get it. I’ve experienced so many things in my life... good and deeply painful. I’ve moved through, and grown from, some very painful experiences for which I can now say I’m grateful. With supportive guidance, they helped me discover and claim more of who I truly am, and develop confidence in my ability to navigate life. They humbled my ego and opened my heart; these “soul descents” sparked a spiritual inquiry which informs my life.
This process has been beautifully painful, then healing, and now inspiring. It has been so worth it, and I am eternally grateful for all of it…including the struggles that inspired such personal growth. I fully believe this is available to all of us, and I hope you seek this process for yourself and your community.
However, it is important to understand that coaching is not therapy.
2020 HeartMath Certification
2013 Marriage and Family Therapist License Hawaii #347
2008 M. A. Counseling Psychology, National University, Redding, CA
1996 AK State Teaching Certification, University of Alaska Southeast, AK
1993 B.A. English; Secondary Teaching Certification, University of Iowa, IA
20 years experience
Licensed clinician offering Coaching Services