I’m fortunate that my passion is my work, and my work is my passion.I have been working in the mental health field since the early 1990s and have been practicing psychotherapy for nearly 20 years. I also currently teach Graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in The School of Social Work.
I received my Clinical training at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which is where I completed my clinical internship and worked for many years. My graduate degree is from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, and my undergraduate is from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Psychotherapy is a craft that I want to continually develop. I want to provide effective therapy with positive results for every individual. I attend workshops, consult with colleagues, read current research, write and teach all as a way to continue deepening my own knowledge base and growth as a psychotherapist.
I’ve been fascinated with trying to understand people ever since I was a child growing up in Jefferson, WI. I have had the opportunity to live in many parts of the country and abroad since those early years and now am very content to call Madison home. I really appreciate the lakes and vibrant cultural scene and also the quietness of the small towns just minutes away. I’m fortunate to have strong connections with people from all walks of life.
I am a longtime yoga practitioner. I understand the connectedness of body, mind, and spirit. Yoga is a way I care for myself, and it helps me approach my work with increasing insight and compassion. I am a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and occasionally teach classes. I also really love writing, painting, and my puggle.