What can you expect from participating in Spiritual Guidance with me?
When working with spiritual questions you can be assured that you can do so in an atmosphere
of openness, curiosity and respect for the meanings you discover for your journey.
What are some of the “invitations” that I might offer?
Simply the invitation and permission to question and embrace the answers which will arise for
you. This is your inquiry. I merely offer an experience to expand and deepen how your
questions and curiosity are beckoning you.
Why should I engage a Spiritual Guide while on my retreat?
Being human is a perpetual question: Who? what? when? where? why?
Deepening our spiritual growth requires embracing questions. After which the value of the
questions becomes clearer.
In retreat you have chosen a space to slow and become quiet. To move your journey to a
deeper and more meaningful direction. Spiritual guidance allows you that space.
I am a retired Clinical Psychotherapist. My Spiritual path is rooted in the Zen Buddhist tradition. I received my Lay Buddhist Vows from Thich Nhat Hanh in 1992. I have 40+ years in clinical practice as well as leading retreats and teaching meditation.
What is my training and experience?
I have 50 + years as a clinical Psychotherapist, retreat leader and meditation teacher. My
education consists of a Bachelors of Social Work from UW-Madison, a Masters in Marriage and
Family Therapy from UW- Stout.
I have worked as a family therapist in addiction treatment programs for both adults and
adolescents, in a multi-specialty group psychotherapy practice and for the past 26 years in my
own private practice. I have been retired for 2 ½ years.
While in practice, I also cultivated a very active spiritual retreat and meditation teaching career
was well. I have offered hundreds of retreats and meditation experiences throughout the United
My spiritual mentoring has been with Dennis Genpo Merzel, Kaz Tanahashi, Sam Keen,Thich
Nhat Hanh (I received my Lay Buddhist from Nhay Hanh in 1992) and the many individuals and
families who have invited me along their journeys!