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 and children over six years old. 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 and culturally 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

Seattle Jungian Psychotherapists Association

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace

Sacred Dance Guild