I've practiced since 1985 as a psychotherapist in hospitals, clinics, and privately. Now in private practice exclusively, most of my current work is with individual adults. I also enjoy working with young adults, couples, and children. I've been studying Authentic Movement since 1994 and I am a former faculty member with Janet Adler's Circles of Four Post Graduate Program.


LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Washington State.

BC-DMT - Board Certified Dance-Movement Therapist, American Dance Therapy Association.

CMA - Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Laban-Bartenieff Institute of                    Movement Studies, NYC.

Teacher - Discipline of Authentic Movement / former Faculty with Circles of Four      Postgraduate Training Program.

Certified Leader - International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace.

Formal Education

PhD - Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy, Pacifica Graduate Institute, CA.

MCAT - Masters in Creative Arts Therapy with Specialization in Dance/Movement Psychotherapy, Hahnemann University, PA.

BA - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, with minors in Psychology and Religion, Gordon College, MA.

CMA - Certified Movement Analyst, Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, NYC.

Select Training of Note


Jungian Psychotherapy Training for Professionals - North Pacifica Institute for Analytical Psychology, WA.


Authentic Movement - Janet Adler, Tina Stromsted, Joan Chodorow, and The Authentic Movement Institute, CA.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Intensively trained with Marsha Linehan and Behavioral Tech., LLC., WA.


Spiritual Dance and Walk - The International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace.


Body-Centered Transformation - Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, The Hendricks' Institute, CA


Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals - The Laban-Bartenieff Institute, NYC and Integrated Movement Studies, CA.

Dance-Movement Therapy for the Higher Functioning Client: The Methods of Blanch Evan - Life is Movement: Dance-Movement Therapy Institute for the Methods of Blanche Evan.

Certificate in Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Stratagies - Linda Thai, Collectively Rooted.


Professional Experience


My professional career spans clinically diverse settings and populations. Since completing my master's degree in the mid-1980s, I have worked in private practice, mental health clinics, military settings, and schools.


American Dance Therapy Association

Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy

Seattle Jungian Psychotherapist's Association

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

Washington Mental Health Counselor's Association

International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace

Sacred Dance Guild