My road in life took a while to figure out.
Became the first female lay person to work in the Catholic Church in Youth Ministry in the late 70's.
Finished my Graduate training.
Got Married.
Applied and received my License as a Professional Counselor.
Had three children.
A birth trauma led me to psychoanalysis as a patient.
Entered psychoanalytic training.
Keep following my journey



The goal of psychoanalysis is to help patients develop their own capacity to think and feel.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Helping People

Day to Day

Waking up at 5am and working out at a gym with others at 6am. Arriving at my office for 8am patient. With 10 minutes in between sessions I answer e-mails, make phone calls, sometimes take my bernese mountain dog out for a quick potty break all before sitting back down again and listening to my patients.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get your license either as a Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or a PH.D. You must be licensed in a mental health field first before you can pursue psychoanalytic training as a lay analyst. If you get your MD you must specialize in psychiatry first before pursuing psychoanalytic training. These are pre-reqs for the profession of being a lay psychoanalyst.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"After giving birth to my third child the negative noise I heard was there was nothing wrong with my child."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student