Washington, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH61252591
Idaho, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC 8905
Colorado, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC 0018657
Oregon, Licensed Professional Counselor, C7494
I’ve experienced despair, hope, loss, and joy, hope & vitality in life.
My life’s work includes over three decades of University work, academic advising, research and teaching internationally, volunteerism, various certifications, experiences in hospitals, hospice, recovery groups, religious settings, jails, forensic work, and international work within indigenous cultural settings.
My work involves people with everyday struggles, persons with severe & persistent mental health issues who may be experiencing major disruptions in housing or legal needs. I also liaison with or provide expert counsel to accomplished professionals who work as doctors, lawyers, wealth-fund managers, entrepreneurs, laboratory specialists or technology experts.
I have specialized training as a Professional Life Master Coach. I have earned International University Certification as a Peace & Conflict Negotiator and Certification in Leadership Education.
My primary means of caring for people involving helping people work toward solutions for their existence by understanding how to accept their life while shifting toward new commitments aligned to their primary values.
In order to best help persons in need, I continually study, research & receive new training.
I have been certified a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), as a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP), as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS), as an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). I have been Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
I’ve been trained, supervised & certified by the International Association with oversight for Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing to provide EMDR Therapy and I am Certified in “The Flash Technique” by Dr. Philip Manfield.
I am Gottman Institute Trained Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Couples Therapist. I serve as a Facilitator for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. And I have clinical practice training for Social & Emotional Learning and have facilitated Groups with SEL.
I’ve been awarded International and National fellowships and research grants. I have presented many academic papers at professional conferences. I have numerous chapters in many books. I have authored a number of books and many more chapters in books in various professional areas, with my most recent publications to include: Couples Connection Workbook: A Practical Guide To Building A Stronger Relationship and CALM CLARITY: Mindfulness for a Life of Peace and Flourishing.
As we professionally partner together, my work is to help you process where you’ve been, who you are, and how you can move toward your authentically better future.