In a health care career that spans more than 40 years I have worked with thousands of individuals, couples and families seeking to overcome many kinds of personal challenges. My early training in speech pathology gave me the opportunity to study the intricacies of the brain’s functioning. As a former clinical director of brain injury centers in California and Utah, I have also worked with patients and couples who are grappling with the physical, cognitive and emotional challenges that result from brain injuries. I had the opportunity to train and supervise the complete team providing care for this population. As an expert witness, I have helped courts and juries understand the difficulties that brain injured patients face.

In 1993, I established my private psychotherapy practice in Bellevue, Washington, where I continue to work with individuals and couples searching for help with a broad range of life issues. People come to me for compassionate, focused support in learning better ways to deal with stress, anxiety, career struggles and complex family and relationship issues. Many patients are dealing with the effects of substance abuse, mood disorders and other psychological conditions that require specialized support. My goal is to create the safe space they need to share their feelings freely and explore new perspectives that will open the door to positive solutions.

As a brain injury specialist, I also work in partnership with other psychotherapists who are treating patients and couples recovering from brain injuries. Therapists can learn more about webinars, group workshops and one-on-one patient consulting services here.

Memberships and Affiliations

Past Board Member
Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists

Past Board Member
Group Psychotherapy Network

Washington Mental Health Counselors

American Psychological Association

Seals of Trust

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