About Me

Look, we are not unspectacular things.
      We’ve come this far, survived this much. What

would happen if we decided to survive more? To love harder?


Who I am

FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS I’ve offered psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families, with a special interest in trauma and resilience, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and creativity, as well as interpersonal neurobiology.

Writing and reading are my creative pursuits, and yoga is my sanity, and I integrate both of them into my therapy practice with clients. It is not unheard of for me to share poems from my own reading with clients.

I’ve taught clinical practice to graduate students in the School of Social Work at Portland State University, as well as other universities, and I do a lot of continuing education in the community.

I have undergraduate (Humanities, 1986) and graduate (Clinical Social Work, 1989) degrees from The University of Chicago, as well as a Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing, 1995) from The American University in Washington, DC.

Education &

Finding Your Way As a New Clinician (The Psychotherapy Networker, November/December 2023)

Exploring Consensual Nonmonogamy (The Psychotherapy Networker, May/June 2023)

The Divorce Announcement (The Psychotherapy Networker, January/February 2023)

My memoir, The Maps They Gave Us: One Marriage, Reimagined, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in February 2025.

Contact Me About Therapy

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