I work with children, teens, and adults with concerns including anxiety, attachment challenges, chronic pain, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, and trauma. My approach utilizes a relationally centered and somatically (mind and body) guided perspective, grounded in current research on the brain, trauma and attachment. Together we will look at the whole person as influenced and informed by the past, present, and future to aid in achieving an integrated sense of self.


I work with couples on issues related to conflict, blended  families, grief, and life transitions.  My approach is informed by many of the current research and works related to Adult Attachment.  Together we will work to explore and understand the qualities that are essential in creating a long-term committed relationship.   Using an allied approach, we will work together to strengthen the relationship, embracing new ways to communicate, connect, and collaborate.

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Mary and Alice, breeding Barn owls who have been rescued by Wiltshire Wildlife Rescue after being abandoned  in a wood near Salisbury
Mary and Alice the abandoned Barn Owls, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Britain - 16 Sep 2008


My work with families utilizes an attachment-based perspective.  Understanding a client in the context of the family is often helpful in resolving patterns of interaction that no longer serve one as they move toward establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.


Using the power of the group process, can have a significant impact on one’s growth and healing journey.  Groups are structured to be instructional, experiential, and supportive.  Skills learned in group can be practiced throughout one's life.


Military and Veterans

With a great sense of honor and commitment, I work with various organizations in supporting the Active Military and Veteran populations.  This is done through private sessions, as well as, in groups.  A sense of community is integral to the healing process.  For many years, I have been a practitioner on outdoor-oriented healing retreats teaching psycho-education, yoga, mindfulness, breath work, and other practical skills related to increasing a sense of resilience and restoring vitality to Military Active/Veteran individuals, couples, and their families. 

Teaching and Mentoring

In addition to teaching community groups, I also enjoy teaching, speaking, and mentoring Mental Health Providers and other professionals, in gaining skills in self care and resilience, so they might continue thriving in their roles as compassionate healers.  It is my belief that if we all work together, we can help to heal one another, our families, our communities, and ultimately, our world. 

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Next Steps...

I'd like to invite you now to take the next courageous step toward healing.