The formal part in a moment – first let me introduce myself as a lover of things wild, of color, of clouds, of creatures big and small and in spite of fear, of the unexpected. I’ve lived many years learning how to drop from head to heart, and remain a student of this practice. Weaving science and spirituality has been the subtext of my life for as long as I can remember.
My Ph.D. training in Clinical Psychology was at the University of Montana with an internship in Health Care Psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. I also have a Masters in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School and will soon complete the program in Interfaith Spiritual Direction at The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA. After beginning my career in Community Mental Health I went into private practice in 1985, finishing a certificate in Psychoanalysis in 1999 (Denver Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.) My spiritual history includes growing up in the Episcopal Church, decades of Buddhist and Non-Dual practice, training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and in the Christian Wisdom tradition with Cynthia Bourgeault. Daily life is grounded in the care of 3 horses, a donkey, and an Australian Shepherd, near Missoula, MT.