"When you reflect
on the infinite number of happenstances that coalesced to produce
you, then you understand how unique, how precious, how sacred
you really are. Your task is to cultivate that precious, sacred
nature and help it to flower." Robert Aitken, Roshi
I am a licensed psychologist with an independent practice at two locations in Portland, Oregon. I
specialize in integrating psychological and spiritual growth,
and work with people of all religious and spiritual beliefs, Jewish,
Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern. My own background is Protestant,
Catholic, and Zen Buddhist.
The focus of my clinical
work includes formation and clarification of identity, development
of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, post trauma, loss and grief,
creativity, artists' issues, career development, religious, existential
and spiritual issues, mindfulness practice, and meditation.