I was born in Roseburg, Oregon and have resided in the Rogue Valley since 1979. I have a grown son, and since my sweetie passed away, it's just me and 1 fluffy kitty, Miranda. I love Oregon and the Rogue Valley, hiking, birding, photography, reading, applique quilting, machine embroidery projects, never ending yard improvement and growing orchids, succulents and cacti. I started out working in residential treatment with adolescents but began a private practice in 1995. As of January 1, 2024 I'm cutting back my practice to 1 day a week to make room for more time to spend on my other interests.
We are constantly learning from the time we enter this world until we leave it. As human beings we can't escape life’s difficulties and indeed, our problems are actually our best opportunities for learning, healing and growth. Besides my “School of Life” leaning experiences, my educational background includes the following training and job experience: