I am a Registered Nurse with my Master’s degree in Counseling, certifications in Mediation and several Communication Skills Trainer programs, and decades of experience as a Yoga, Bodywork, and Dance instructor. I have over 35 years of working in holistic health. I offer stress management and communication skills consulting for individuals and couples, professional and personal group training, and am a trained mediator. My wonderful dog’s name is Izzy!
My background blend of coaching, counseling, communication, nursing, bodywork, mediation, meditation, teaching, and lifelong esoteric studies gives me, I believe, a unique perspective that can offer you deep, holistic understanding and tools, with a very practical rootedness.
My goal is to help you heal, and to understand yourself and your experience more healingly; I offer skilled empathy, and educated, agenda-free feedback and care. Complete respect, safety and confidentiality are always assured. I am very LGBTQIA+ and poly comfy.
Since 2010 I have been a volunteer NVC trainer for inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary, the men’s maximum security prison in Salem. I now also coordinate the program, through the Oregon Prison Project. It continues to be a very powerful experience.