About Me


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 31 years experience in a variety of mental health settings, including the Bethesda Naval Hospital outpatient psychiatry department where I interned as part of my graduate studies. After receiving an M.S.W., and wanting to deepen my clinical knowledge, I pursued further training in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the postgraduate level, in continuing education, and in consultation. I have been treating individuals and couples in private practice for over 20 years.

My style is compassionate and collaborative. I provide a secure space for you to develop a stronger, more resilient inner self, as well as more meaning and satisfaction in relationships.


The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 
M.S.W., 1990
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA., B.A. French Language and Literature, 1977.
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. The French School. Masters Level Summer Immersion, 


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis- Portland, Portland, OR. January 2010-November 2010.
The Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program, Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. 1994-95. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, New Hope Guild, New York, N.Y. 1991-92.


American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
Oregon Psychoanalytic Center
Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis-Portland, member special events committee, 2006-2009.
L'Alliance Française de Portland

International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy