I trained 2-1/2 years through the Hakomi Institute in body--centered, experiential, mindfulness-based psychotherapy.
I then went back to college at 41 years old. I completed my bachelor's degree (University of North Carolina -- Asheville) and graduated with a Master of Social Work degree (University of Washington in Seattle) in 2010, and returned to my beloved, adopted city of Portland, Oregon.
Eduardo Duran's work inspires me. Duran is a Native American psychologist who validates historical trauma and acknowledges a spiritual dimension to healing.
My work is also informed by having experienced deep depression through which I was able to find profound meaning.
Gentle, powerful transformation.