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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


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

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