M.A., Columbia College, Chicago
B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Hired in 2017
I feel most myself when I’m relating authentically to others, and my work as a dance/movement therapist and counselor allow me the honor of being with people in some of the most real, vulnerable and beautiful ways. It’s so exciting to walk with the Masters in Counseling students at Multnomah as they navigate a path of integrating their faith into their passion for helping others.
My passion for dance led me to dance/movement therapy, and my favorite part of each week now is when I take dance class just for the joy of it! I love spending time with my husband and two daughters, especially traveling, playing games and having living room dance parties.
I’m a recent transplant from the Midwest, so it’s both thrilling and novel that I can easily travel to the coast or go take a breathtaking hike (I know it’s not technically Portland, but close!); my family has so enjoyed this ease and proximity since our move to the beautiful PNW!
Dance/Movement Therapy & Autism, (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010), in Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism, edited by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, New York: Skyhorse Publishing.
The Movement’s Message: Dance/Movement Therapy & Children with Autism, (2009), in The Use of Creative Arts Therapies with Autism Spectrum Disorder, edited by Stephanie L. Brooke, Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers
Working with Children Using Dance/Movement Therapy, (2014), in Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy With Children and Adolescents, edited by Dr. Eric Green and Dr. Athena Drewes, John Wiley Publishers.
Healing the Worshiping Body: Dance Movement Therapy in an Evangelical Christian Church, (2007), unpublished master’s thesis, Columbia College Chicago