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I have been working as a counselor/psychotherapist for the last 24 years. I have been in private practice in Durango, Cortez, and Dolores for the past 20 years.

I relocated my Dolores office to Cortez, Colorado in 2008 and opened up The Heart Path House with Nikki Gillespie after we completed the Hakomi body centered psychotherapy training..

I recently stopped working out of the The Heart Path House in Cortez and have moved my practice to my office in Mancos at Essence of Healing (Lucinda Glass' office).

My background includes working at two inpatient treatment programs: one for alcohol and drug addiction (Cottonwood de Tucson) and one specifically working with women with eating disorders(Mirasol) both in Tucson, Arizona


My experience includes working as a psychotherapist with Buffalo Woman Ranch in Dove Creek, Colorado an equine facilitated integrated learning program. I brought my experience as a Hakomi therapist to that arena where we worked with the horses to help in an individual's healing process.  I have continued to work with equine assisted therapy through a local program out of Hesperus, Colorado.

My educational background includes a Masters degree in Womens' Studies from San Francisco State University and a Masters degree in Counseling & Psychotherapy from Prescott College. I am a graduate of the Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy Program in Boulder, Colorado and I have completed EMDR training to address issues of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My eclectic psychotherapy background includes work with Jungian Mandalas, Expressive Art Therapy, 12-step recovery and body image and self esteem issues for women.

My history includes being part of a group who started a Lesbian & Gay Community Center: Wingspan in Tucson, Arizona .I am available to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community members on issues related to their sexual orientation as well as general life issues.

Recently, after 17 years of Buddhist practice I have added another dimension to my counseling practice "Spiritual Mentoring." Through the process of a spiritual mentoring/counseling session, a client can see through layers of emotional injuries and wounds to find a place of clarity and understanding of a bigger picture -- a bigger awareness of the why of any circumstance one might personally face. Spiritual mentoring can provide a reflection back, allowing access to one's higher purpose or an ease in which to be in any circumstance life has to offer -- a way out of the struggle. I recently completed a two year chaplaincy program at Upaya Zen Center in Sante Fe, New Mexico enhancing my spiritual mentoring skills.

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