I am originally from the upper Peninsula of Michigan, and I moved to Maine primarily because of my love of wilderness and coastlines. I love to kayak (whitewater and ocean), cross-country ski, and snowboard. I run because it is good for me. My interest in psychology developed out of intense desire to help others, to work on my own personal growth, and to understand as much as I could about life. I have become particularly interested in harnessing the energy of groups to help people learn about themselves and reduce their distress. I am actively involved in extensive ongoing training in Systems-Centered Therapy in Boston and Philadelphia and am excited about the effectiveness of this work. After finishing my B.A. at Western Michigan University, I worked as a high school teacher and counselor for five and a half years, during which time I received a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Northern Michigan University. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Penn State University and have been in Maine since 1989.
Professional Credentials and Interests
Ph.D., C.G.P, Licensed Psychologist (The Pennsylvania State University, 1992). Director. Existential-Humanistic orientation integrated with Developmental, Dynamic-Interpersonal and Systems Theory. Nationally Certified Group Psychotherapist. Special interest in Systems-oriented Group Psychotherapy and organizational consultation.