Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.
~ Frederick Buechner
When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen
I have served for over 25 years in nonprofit, educational and healthcare settings. My hospice roles have included Grief Counselor, Spiritual Care Provider and Healing Touch Comfort Therapist. In addition to my private practice with individuals and couples, I serve as a faculty member at Harmony Hill Retreat Center, where I facilitate cancer support retreats and Healing Circle groups at local hospitals. I enjoy teaching and presenting in a variety of settings and organizations.
Graduate degrees in transpersonal psychology from the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, and counseling psychology from Saint Martin’s University, equip me with a foundation from which to offer practical clinical skills, as well as the power of archetypal, metaphorical and spiritual meaning-making. Additionally, I have earned certifications as an Interfaith Spiritual Director and Guided Autobiography Instructor. The interface of BodyMindSpirit provides wise counsel for life’s many transitions, as does the mystery and timeless wisdom of nature.
Viewing our journeys as opportunities for life review, deep healing, meaning-making, integration and enriched connection, I cultivate a passionate artistry in my service of attentive witnessing, curious inquiry and creative skill-building. As a compassionate presence, I commit to listening deeply with the ear of my heart. I value and encourage the complex range of human emotion, especially the attendant tears and laughter that arise.
I live in Olympia, WA with my husband and enjoy gardening, hiking, cooking and making art. I retreat frequently to the evergreen forests, meadows, lakes and sea that replenish and inspire me.