As a psychotherapist and educator I bring to my practice a belief that we are inherently resilient beings who long to be authentic, recognized, deeply engaged in the world, and have an innate capacity to grow and change. My practice continues to evolve with learnings from affect regulation, attachment studies, psychoanalytic practice, and somatic psychotherapy. As an educator, I strive to make accessible diverse theoretical content and locate it in clinical practice.
As a psychotherapist. I believe that it is essential to continue to deepen my craft through ongoing personal/professional development and consultation. I have studied extensively, and continue to do so, in the fields of: trauma, attachment, emergent neuroscience, embodiment and somatic therapies, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
With my current focus on Relational and Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I have completed several programs of study through William Alanson White Institute (2019, 2021 & 2023) and the Center for Object Relations (2021), as well as the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (2021). I was a member of Dr. Allan Schore’s Seattle Study Group (2016 – 2021) and studied attachment and the Adult Attachment Interview with Dr. Mary Main and Dr. Erik Hesse (2015). Since 2002, I have studied somatic therapies, both with Dr. Peter Levine and Dr. Sharon Stanley.