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About Me

I am in the latter half of my life. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. I was an industrial polymer chemist for 36 years focusing on process research. Becoming a therapist was for me to follow a yearning that began when I was 19 years old. It just took me a while to get here.

I understand trauma and attachment. I work well with clients who have had trauma and have incurred developmental problems related to early attachment difficulties -- this is typical of the space for adults with early childhood trauma. My somatic orientation (body-oriented psychotherapy) fits well here because trauma is held in the body. Early trauma, before age 2-3 years, is acquired at a pre-verbal time when touch, eye-gazing, tone of voice and energy are the language.

Following my scientist bent, I like to understand what is going on. I like to have some assurance that what I do is helping and is not causing harm. So, I tend to read a lot and go to conferences and trainings. You can get an idea of this from my curriculum vitae (CV).

I invite you to look through the menu items on the left under About Me to learn more about me, my training and my legal status as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.