A range of professional experience to match your need.

My experience includes clinical treatment, dance therapy, and private practice. I have maintained professional relationships through organizational work, board positions, supervision of students and consultations. I currently work in private practice, serve as a governor appointee to The Health Evidence Review Commission (State of Oregon), consult to the Physician Wellness Program (Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland) and The Health Professionals Service Program (Oregon).


  • Private Practice, Portland, OR
  • Wellness Program Consultant, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
  • Interventionist, Lung Health Study, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR
  • Clinical Psychology, Clackamas County Mental Health Center
  • South Community Mental Health Center, Washington, DC
  • Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA, Therapist on a short-term psychiatric neuro/medical unit
  • Dance Therapy. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC (Certified in Group Work Training and Crisis Intervention)


  • American Psychological Association (Division of Psychotherapy)
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • Portland Psychological Association


  • The Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland’s Confidential & Free Physician Wellness Program, interview with Portland IPA Podcast – The Collaborative Cure, 2016
  • Burnout and the Health Professional, Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization
    LaGrande, 2016
  • Professional Burnout, Women’s Healthcare Associates, Portland, 2016
  • “Treatment of Health Professionals: What we know”, Oregon Psychological Association, With John Christensen, PhD, 2011
  • Program Chair, Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, 2009
  • “Depression”, lecture in Psychopathology course, Reed College, 2006
  • “Strategic Resilience for the Profession: Getting a Jump on Change” Participant, APA Leadership Conferences, Washington, DC, 2004.
  • “Coping with breast cancer: How your mind can help your body”, YMCA, with Joan Dayger Behn, Portland, OR 1999
  • “Group Therapy: Current Trends and Applications”, Providence Health Plans and School of Professional Psychology (Pacific University), Organized and moderated panel, 1999
  • “Impaired Professionals: Prevention during Graduate School Training”, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1996
  • “The Pregnant Therapist: Issues for Therapy and Supervision” Association for Women in Psychology, Beth K. Westbrook, Robin Shallcross & Deborah Kass-Ray, 1994
  • “Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Addiction”, a panel discussion, moderator, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1993
  • “Adjustment to Divorce”, Portland State University, Graduate School of Social Work, 1992
  • “Self-esteem”, Good Samaritan Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis support group, Portland, OR. 1991
  • “Dance/Movement Therapy with Groups of Outpatients with Parkinson’s Disease”, American Journal of Dance Therapy (Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1989)
  • “Long-term Adjustment to Divorce in Children”, doctoral dissertation, 1989