I AM INSPIRED BY
collaboration, nature, family, travel, challenges, children, parents, earth, water, creative thinking, spending time in the back country, beauty, dance, fun, play, art, education, learning, teaching, photography, sports and spiritual connection.
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT # 23126), 1987
Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, MA, BC-DMT
1983- Masters of Art Dance/Movement, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Certification in Laban Movement Analysis
1999-A two year program which delves deeply into the study of understanding movement from creative, psychological and anatomical perspectives.
Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Los Angeles, CA
2018-completion of Level III in this body-based psychotherapy approach. It is a wholistic model using mindfulness, imagination, thought, intuition, movement, emotions and patience to heal those with trauma.
Creativity, Change and Leadership, MS
2016- Masters of Science in Creativity, Change & Leadership, Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY. This is the first (since 1975) Masters Program offered in the US. The premise is that we are all innately creative and creativity can be ignited for your professional, personal and community needs.
A little more......
2009-2015- Taught Graduate level course, "Authentic Movement and the Creative Process." Center for Movement and Research, Sebastopol, California.
November, 2016- Part of a panel discussion on creativity, Topanga Library, Topanga, California.
Fall 2016- Advisory Board member at West LA College to prepare for a creativity conference.
1994-present- lead creativity workshops for adults. These include reflective writing, art, authentic movement creative movement and structured improvisaton.
1993-present-Creative dance and movement teacher with children 2 1/2- 11 years.