I was born in Atlanta, GA in 1968. I inherited my love of nature, sense of humor, and desire to help others from my parents Susan and Bernie.
I graduated from Harvard in 1990 and followed a dream: becoming a park ranger in North Cascades National Park. I wanted to experience beauty and adventure. I pushed myself beyond all comfort zones in summer and winter to see stunning corners of wilderness.
In my twenties, I dealt with depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. I had to work very hard, learning and changing a great deal to heal, break free, and find some peace. I have seen both excellent therapists and coaches and not so excellent ones, learning from them all.
Over the years, I developed more and more compassion for all the challenges we humans face. I call it being in the human soup. Life can be so humbling and painful. And luckily there is a lot of beauty, hope and connection along the way.
I bring to my work knowledge from my social work masters from University of Denver, hospice work, life coach training, other continuing education, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) training.
My husband and I have worked very hard to have the ease and deep, playful connection we now have. Along the way, we learned way more than we ever planned on from various counselors and wise guides about transforming relationships. Few of us humans came into adulthood with the tools we need to have healthy relationships. I love passing on what I have been given.
I never know what any person should do in any moment on their path. I truly see each client as the expert on whether a suggestion is or isn’t true and useful in their life. I am a questioning, encouraging consultant. We work together as a team to help you get what you long for and suffer less along the way.