I came out as non-straight at 17 in 1978 and I’ve lived my life authentically since then. As a social worker I’ve worked in foster care, addictions, mental health and EAP. In 2000, I started one of the first online life coaching services for lesbians. I’ve practiced privately in mental health for 30 years. My specialized training includes brief and solution-focused therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, pet therapy, relationship coaching and matchmaking. I’ve traveled around the U.S. and on cruise ships providing speed dating, talks and workshops and while living 10 years in Florida I led an innovative intensive outpatient treatment program for clients ages 55 and up.
My current focus is helping psychotherapists and health care professionals practice self care and prevent burnout. I have always included activism in my work spending many years working for LGBT rights. Currently, my activism focuses on promoting single payer health care and improving investment in mental health care. Having sat too much in my career serving others, I am now practicing what I preach: eating a whole food, low fat, plant-based diet, losing the weight and playing pickleball whenever I get a chance!
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