About Me

I was born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I came to the Bay Area in 1988 to pursue a career in theatre. Theatre has always been the "through line" in my life since the 4th grade when I played the part of Scrooge in the “Christmas Carol”. When I went to college in Washington, D.C. I had planned to double major in Theatre and Psychology, but I was so drawn to the stage that I ended up majoring in Theatre with a psychology minor. I then continued my dream by going to drama school in London.

When I moved to the Bay Area I started teaching drama and did some interesting projects, including producing and performing in an original play, writing and performing a one woman show, and doing an advice call in radio show.

After about 2 years I grew tired of the life style of an actor. I had known about Drama Therapy and was excited to learn that one of the 2 drama therapy programs in the country was in SF. I then attended The California Instititute of Integral Studies and received a masters degree in Drama Therapy. I feel so blessed to be able to use my love of drama in so many aspects of my life.

I believe in the integrity and vitality of relationships. I have been in a committed relationship for over 20 years. I have an adolescent and a younger child. My experience as a present and committed partner and mother informs my therapeutic work. I believe we need to stay conscious and continue to feed the important relationships in our lives.