Originally from California, I moved to Portland in 1991 to attend Lewis and Clark College, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. In 1998, I became a certified labor doula (i.e., professional childbirth assistant) and went on to complete three years of midwifery training and apprenticeship. Since then, I’ve attended over 200 births and counseled numerous parents during the childbearing year.
When my professional interests moved towards psychology, I pursued and completed a two-year certificate in Process-Oriented Psychology, and then in 2008 I received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’ve been working as a private practice counselor since 2008, and I am a faculty member at Birthingway College of Midwifery where I teach Perinatal Psychology.
In addition to a life-long interest in exploring meaning and personal growth, I am passionate about poetry, literature, and storytelling. I also have a deep appreciation and respect for Nature, and I am continually learning from the flow of Nature’s diverse rhythms, energies, and manifestations.