I am a licensed clinical social worker and attorney who has been helping individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years, in a variety of capacities.
I provide psychotherapy services for adults, in both individual and couple sessions.
My psychotherapeutic emphasis is on trauma, mood disorders, substance use disorders, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. My mediation practice involves repairing relationships and resolving conflict among colleagues, co-workers, partners, family members and others.
My career began at the Disability Law Center, where I represented parents of children with special educational needs under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, several times with the help of a mediator.
Following a two-year stint with my family in Santiago, Chile, I moved away from the practice of law and toward providing services as a mediator. Mediation is a less adversarial approach to conﬂict resolution—and is particularly relevant in matters where there is reason to preserve relationships.
From 2004 to 2006, I mediated child welfare matters for the Utah State Courts. In that capacity, I facilitated conversations and negotiations between the Utah Division of Child and Family Services and parents alleged to have abused or neglected their children, with the goal being to create permanency and stability for the children.
In 2006, I further receded from the law by returning to school for a masters degree in social work. My background in the law—working to achieve some measure of social justice—provided the footing for my desire to facilitate change and growth on a deep, individual, and relational level.
In my free time, I love to listen to great music and dance my heart out, to cook for loved ones, and to get outside and hike and run whenever possible with all the dogs.
“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake, is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”
- Pema Chödrön