For more than
25 years I worked in corporate and entrepreneurial environments as a
marketing-communications professional. I was called to the vocation
of psychology by two “Big Dreams” which pointed me to Meridian
University for its graduate programs in Imaginal Psychology. There I
earned my Masters and Ph.D. degrees.
exploration of psychology is my deeply held belief that each of us
has access to a wise loving Self; that by nurturing that connection
in a caring, collaborative and safe environment we grow our capacity
to live an authentic and meaningful life; and that even in our
darkest moments exists the seeds for learning, healing and growth.
evolved from my personal experience which included chronic illness, a
health crisis and a spiritual awakening. Through these experiences I
was guided to confront and integrate my experiences of childhood
trauma and to make meaning from my life experiences.
I learned, and hope to share with others, is that when engaged
suffering holds the potential to open us to The Mystery -- to the
existential questions of being. As we learn to sit with the mystery,
the unknowable, we grow our capacities for courage, compassion and
gratitude. As these capacities take root in our being we engage in
life more deeply, with greater ease; we develop a relationship with
Love and Joy that extends beyond the immediate moment, and exists as
a greater reality that is always available to us.
In addition to working with clients I have taught in Meridian University's Graduate Psychology Program. There I served as a Core Faculty Member, Psychology Program Chair, a cohort advisor and as a dissertation advisor
for doctoral students.