I hold a Bachelor of Social Work (1993) and a Master of Social Work (1996) from Southern Illinois University. I obtained my LCSW in Oregon in 2003.

Code of Ethics:

I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  and abide by its Code of Ethics.


I have broad experience in a variety of settings with many populations, including crisis intervention, working with the seriously and persistently mentally ill, rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter clients, hospice patients and their families, and previously worked for nine years in a community mental health setting, offering service to adults, adolescents and children, individuals, couples, groups, and families.

Continuing Education:

To maintain my license, I am required to participate in annual continuing education. This includes taking classes dealing with subjects relevant to my profession, professional supervision, and psychiatric consultation.

Professional Consultation:

I participate in professional consultation as a means to maintaining the highest standards of care and continuing to improve my own delivery of services.


The work of anti-racism is a lifelong commitment. I include this with the recognition that much of what I have accomplished above has been accomplished within the context of white privilege. I have, and will always have, more to learn and do. Some of the ways I’m endeavoring to dismantle internalized and external white supremacy: I organized and began offering Awakening to Whiteness through the Zen Community of Oregon, 2016. I participate in ongoing study and small group accountability, focusing on the writing of BIPOC authors. I offer financial support to the following organizations: – Equal Justice InitiativeLoveland FoundationLiberate Meditation
The Loveland Foundation I am proud to support the Loveland Foundation.

From their site: “With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, the Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.

Loveland Therapy Fund recipients will have access to comprehensive lists of mental health professionals across the country providing high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls.”
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