I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in both Minnesota and California and have been in private practice since 1995. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities including contemporary psychoanalysis, Jungian depth psychology, family systems, object relations and mindfulness practices. I work with trauma, PTSD, depression, grief and loss, anger, anxiety, physical symptoms and disease, career changes, parenting, midlife issues, relationships and spirituality. I also have many years of experience working at the intersection of psychotherapy and social justice.
In addition to my education in psychology and psychoanalysis, I have earned a Master's degree in architecture. I practiced architecture and taught in the field for many years and worked in film as an art director, set designer and model maker. In my fine arts practice of over thirty years I have exhibited my work widely and taught art at the college level. These practices have deeply informed my creative approach to the psyche and my respect for the power of the imagination to heal the wounded parts of us. Imagination and creativity help us develop the reverence necessary to appreciate the beauty and complexity of our inner worlds.
B.A. Research Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1984
M.A. Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1990
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles, 1995
Advanced training certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Center of California, 2001