I received a BA in Psychology from Calvin College in Michigan; then attended the University at Albany, SUNY, where I received my MS in Counseling. My graduate research was in the area of Experiential Therapy, which reflects my love of adventure and belief that significant personal growth can emerge from challenging situations. My background working in an integrative, residential community helps me to take a holistic approach to counseling, recognizing how the mind and body are connected.
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. Gardening and mountain biking are tools that help keep me grounded. I also love technology and science fiction, and am proud to be a geek.