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About Me

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 2 kitties, Zoe and 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.  I have now cut back my practice to 3 days a week to make room for more time to spend on my other interests.

A Life Long Commitment

to Learning and Growth

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:


  • BS:  General Studies, SOU, 1988
  • MSW: California State University, Sacramento, 1990
  • Licensed Clinical Social Work Certificate: 1993
  • Therapist & Family Services Coordinator at SOASTC Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program, 1990-95
  • Program Manager SOASTC Psychiatric Assessment & Evaluation Program, 1/97 – 12/98
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training with David Burns, MD
  • Brainspotting training with Lisa Scwharz, Ph.D.
  • Therapist with Psychiatric Associates,  2000 -2004
  • Heartline Mental Health Practitioners, LLP, 2004-2017
  • Independent Practitioner, 2017-Present
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