Education and Experience


Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Long Island University, CW Post Campus, 2013

Master of Art (MA) in General Psychology, Queens College of the City University of New York, 2008

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration, University of Florida in Gainesville, 1997

In addition to academic degrees in three different subjects, I am a life long learner. I cannot recall a time when I was not studying something. I was a doctoral student at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute in California, where for one year I formally studied the emerging field of somatic psychology. More recently, I have become interested in healing practices in indigenous cultures in general and the shamanic practices of the Peruvian Andes in particular.


New York:  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)- 006233

Washington:  LMHC- LH60656567

Oregon:  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- C4225

Board Certifications

National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), NBCC

Other Certifications

Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP), Somatic Experiencing Training Institute

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, YACEP®