In 1985 I obtained a Masters degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University, Seattle. My major focus was on families/children, adult psychotherapy and stress management. Over the years I’ve worked in community agencies, schools and private practice with people of all ages and from all walks of life.
In 1996 I took Buddhist precepts and was given a lineage name, in the Tich Nhat Haun tradition. In 2010 I became an ardent student of Buddhist Vipassana meditation.
My personal training in meditation, in addition to many years of professional stress management application, enhance my therapeutic interventions.
In June of 2019 I completed the extensive two year Mindfulness Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training, with internationally recognized teachers Jack Kornfield PhD and Tara Brach PhD., where I received a meditation teacher certificate.
I continue to integrate meditation and mindfulness into my work as a therapist, as well as lead meditation and mindfulness trainings for both lay and professional groups.