My Practice, Training, Education, and Experience

A Few Words about My Practice:

The distress that draws an individual into therapy is a usually a sign that healthy change is possible. My role is to listen, to stay curious, and to notice as wisdom inevitably emerges. Therapy is hard work, but it also can be playful. Increasing confidence, creativity, and self-appreciation leads to greater happiness in personal relationships, enhanced satisfaction in work and vocation, and growth toward physical and spiritual wholeness. These gifts–this birthright–are my hopes for each client. It’s an honor to do this work.
I’m trained in family systems, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, and Jungian-based dream analysis. I approach issues from a number of perspectives, sometimes joining with other healing disciplines. I work with each client to create a unique tool-box–practical, empowering strategies for dealing with challenges.
My clients and colleagues notice my focus on psycho-spiritual healing and the interrelationships among mind, body, and spirit. Inner wisdom reveals itself through dreams, images, and archetypes, and Divine presence is experienced as we learn to become more compassionate toward ourselves.

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Training and Education

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute,
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • MSW in Clinical Social Work, University of Georgia
  • Licensed in Georgia as a Clinical Social Worker

Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers, member
  • National Association on the Mentally Ill, Board of Directors, Middle GA Chapter, 2011-2012
  • Women’s Interfaith Community, Macon, GA
  • Centenary Methodist Church, Macon, GA

Writing, Publications, and Media

Writing is a vital part of my own spiritual discipline. I authored a regular personal growth column in the Macon Telegraph. I’ve published articles in The Salt JournalPilgrimage, Voices, Human Resource Professional, and Macon Magazine. I enjoy the dialogue that my blogging encourages. 

My book, Watercolor Bedroom, addresses the issues facing midlife women. In it, I offer insights and suggestions about ways to be in community with other women. I also offer directions to help readers work individually as they face the challenges and opportunities unique to this stage of life.

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