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professional background and focus




Psychotherapist - Private Practice 1994 to the present

Equine Assisted Practice -

     EAGALA - 2006 - 2013

     Epona - 2019 



The University of Texas at Austin

       BS and MA in Human Growth and Development and Family Relations

PhD in Educational Psychology, specializing in Social, Personality, Developmental

     and Counseling Psychology          

Honor Societies

     Phi Kappa Phi

     Kappa Delta Pi


professional licenses, certifications and trainings



Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)


EAGALA Certified 2006-2013

Parelli Certified, Level I (natural horsemanship)

Eponaquest Instructor Certification 2019

     Master Herder Certification

     Power of the Herd Certification

Original Voice - Archetypal and Cross Cultural Psychology

     with emphasis on processes and practice of in-depth 

     psychology Certification with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes 2022


Focusing Training (Somatic Therapy) 2018

Integral Somatic Psychology Training 2020

Training in Internal Family Systems 2020

LPC Continuing Education Provider



professional affiliations (past and present)

The Association for Transpersonal Psychology

The Jung Society of Austin (former Board member)

The American Counseling Association

The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

Eponaquest - Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy

a sampling of influential work

  • Jungian analysts:  

    • Carl Jung 

    • Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    • Marion Woodman

    • James Hillman

    • Michael Meade

  • Body Centered therapists

    • Eugene Gendlin, PhD

    • Elfie Hinterkopf, PhD

    • Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD

    • Raja Selvam, PhD

  • Heart Centered Therapy

    • Working from the Heart: A therapist's guide to heart-centered psychotherapy by William Ryan

  • How to be an Adult in Relationships by David Richo

  • A Course in Miracles (a student since 1985)

    • Paul Ferrini

    • Marianne Williamson

    • Ken Wapnik

  • The Emmanuel Book series

  • The 12-Step Program

  • Richard Rohr's collection (integrative spirituality)

    • Cynthia Bougeault' writings on Mary Magdalen

  • Writings related to women and/or the Divine Feminine

    • Harriet Lerner's The Dance of.... series and Women in Therapy

    • Clarissa Pinkola Estes - Women Who Run with the Wolves and her Dangerous Woman series

  • Soul Craft  by Bill Plotkin (nature based work)

  • Michael Meade's collection

  • Linda Kohanov's collection

  • Ken Wilber's collection

  • Pema Chodron's collection

  • Tara Brach's collection

  • Carolyn Myss' collection

  • Eckhart Tolle's collection

  • The Enneagram Personality Indicator

  • The Insight Timer meditation app

    • Sarah Blondin's Guided Meditations and Courses and book:  Heart Minded

    • Vaz Sriharan Guided Mdeitations Courses

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