I’m in my late 50s, the daughter of an engineer and an economist. I’ve been a student of Buddhist psychology for 35 years. In my work, I draw on a range of contemplative and insight-oriented practices. I’m also a nerdy researcher who appreciates tangible outcomes.
I’ve been a licensed psychotherapist in New England for over a decade, specializing in anxiety and stress disorders. My work now is mainly with people pursuing personal or professional growth in an asynchronous way. This work is not psychotherapy and is focused on growth and insight rather than diagnosis and treatment. I work with people all over the world.
I also consult for organizations on sustainable management and mental health in the workplace. For twenty years before that I taught at university, led large research programs, and ran recruitment and hiring efforts. I’ve worked in settings where I was the only woman, white person, English-speaking person, straight person, etc, and am comfortable embracing difference, whether that’s difference from me or difference from some mainstream norm. I have a PhD in geography from UC Berkeley and an MS in counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
I’ve lived in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC and in small towns like Carbondale, Colorado and Leicester, North Carolina. I’ve worked internationally and multilingually. For the past decade I’ve lived on the Maine coast.
I helped raise two kids to adulthood and have been married for 23 years. I’ve found my way through bereavement, blended family dynamics, burnout, career change, life-threatening illness, and unraveling old patterns in relationships. I’ve made big behavioral changes to support my own health. In my spare time, I read widely, grow things, walk in the woods, have rambling philosophical conversations with my beloveds, lie on the floor with our dogs, and follow my curiosity down new pathways.
Drop me an email. I’d love to talk.