About me …

I am a depth psychologist.

For a definition of depth psychology click on this link: Depth Psychology.

I earned a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. My areas of specialization are Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Ecopsychology. The title of my dissertation is “Tending Aging Souls through Connection with the Natural World: A Depth-ecopsychological Study”.

For information on these specializations click on this link: Specializations

Prior to my study of depth psychology I was a teacher of students with disabilities at the secondary level. I mostly taught students who were labelled with emotional problems. I was also a school district administrator for students with disabilities. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education (from Indiana University of PA, 1978), a Master of Science Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration (from State University of NY, Brockport, 1994/1996), and permanent certifications in teaching and educational administration in New York State. I retired from the field of education in 2011.

Currently I volunteer with the Center for Successful Aging in Santa Barbara, CA as a peer counselor for senior citizens. I also provide workshops and private consultations in the field of depth psychology with a specific focus on ecopsychology.

What I am NOT:

By choice and design, I am NOT a therapist or clinician by virtue of any state licensing board in the US or anywhere else.