My work with children in residential treatment in 1987 was the beginning of decades of learning how to help people heal and grow. Since then my path has included support of children, adolescents, adults, and their combinations as families and organizations. First licensed as a therapist in 1999, I’ve guided the hurting and confused through trauma, addiction, and grief. Along the way I’ve shared in the journeys of people gaining clarity over what will bring them a rich a meaningful life.
I have served in leadership positions throughout most of my career, from front line staff in adult residential treatment to CEO of a wilderness therapy program.
My primary approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), including ACT for Trauma. Depending on what is useful, I weave elements of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
The work I do is informed by Buddhist Psychology, and often includes guidance in