“…the way of the soul leads to water.”–Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

I offer intuitive, holistic counseling and education for individuals, couples, families, and groups. My approach to healing dialogue and education is informed by dreams, mythology, astrology, wisdom traditions and expressive arts. In addition to my advanced studies in psychology, I also draw on a solid grounding in somatic (body) work and practical life experience as a blue water sailor, single parent, social activist, and writer.

I am an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Communications, teaching since 1991, at Burlington College, St. Michael’s College, Community College of Vermont, and Champlain College. I’ve also been practicing therapeutic massage since 1989.


  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, VT College of Norwich University, 1993
  • B.A., Transpersonal Psychology, Burlington College, 1991
  • St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, 1982
  • Therapeutic Massage Intensive by Alison Granucci, 1989
  • RYT – Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher


  • Voyage of 18′ sloop, “Pere Peinard”, Miami to Australia, 1982-86
  • Over 30,000 nautical miles under sail, yachts up to 120′ around the world
  • Swiftest deep ocean passage with micro-yacht: Galapagos to Marquesas 26 days, 1983
  • Publications in Sail, Yachting, Landfall Navigation, 05401, among others
  • Former Director of the Women’s Rape Crisis Center, Burlington, VT
  • Brautigan Library publication of “Bay of the Orphan” 1991
  • Founding member “Dinner Key Anchorage Association”, Coconut Grove Florida, 1980