I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a school emphasizing Depth Psychology and the work of Carl Jung. I completed my thesis on the “The First Half of Life” within Jungian Psychology, and the Quarter-Life Crisis, exploring the ways that demographic and cultural shifts have contributed to an epidemic crisis among individuals in their teens, 20s, and 30s. I published an article on this topic in the academic journal Psychological Perspectives and one on goop. I continue to write and publish on this topic.
Prior to opening my practice, I worked in humanitarian and aid in Sri Lanka and Colombia, and in various business and non-profits in the States, including with The Philemon Foundation, which exists to publish the unpublished archives of Carl Jung.
I have completed additional coursework and training in EMDR, an effective and heavily researched trauma therapy; relationship therapy with the Gottman Institute; and body related trauma therapies with Bessel van der Kolk, MD.
I have led a variety of seminars on topics such as Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, and Carl Jung’s Red Book, and have conducted other workshops on dreams and the unconscious with organizations including Literary Arts, PICA, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I write occasionally on dreams and the wisdom of the unconscious at Back of the Brain and run seminars with The Salome Institute of Jungian Studies in Portland.