Badass Therapy For Women

This picture isn’t perfect or fancy, it doesn’t need to be. You don’t have to be perfect to find your middle path. You just need to find you.

This picture isn’t perfect or fancy, it doesn’t need to be. You don’t have to be perfect to find your middle path. You just need to find you.


I help women “unpack” their lives

If you are a woman caught up in the good/bad, right/wrong, body/mind polarities/dichotomies/separate …. either side of neutral or “should”….then I want to invite you to work with me on how not to make anything look artificially attractive because you have outlawed it or made it “bad for you.”

In Zen there is a thing called the “middle path.” I can help you find peace and joy with no restrictions or limitations….just moving to the center on every and any topic of distress.

I provide therapy online and facilitate zen intensive retreats of varying strengths to anyone who asks to do the accelerated work in my nature secluded 20 acre sanctuary.

I help women get “unstuck” and teach them how to stop going into the “cul de sac of suffering.”

I facilitate “making truth your own”…..getting truth into your bones…by providing you with steps to get onto the middle path in your life.

My work focuses on vulnerability, courage, connection…learning how to experiment, cultivate, and practice bringing change into your life with you wholeheartedly.

I love to “witness” your story, struggles, strengths….holding these truths - seeing/feeling/hearing you with kind eyes and spaciousness.

My favorite words are experiment, cultivate, and practice……I am the inventor of “poster therapy”…..recent sad & lucky widow….roomate/friend/authority figure with my 17 year old grandson (now he can really crack me up)….and a person who “laughs with her whole face.”


I’m authentic, funny and honest

I create an atmosphere that is safe and fun and full of connection

I gather amazing people who are committed to doing the work & living authentically

In our sessions you will realize you are NOT alone

You will always feel valued because your story matters


Dig deep in a safe place

Learn how to live authentically and imperfectly

Develop shame resilience skills

Learn how to live, love, parent, work and lead with your whole heart


Rising Strong™ Facilitator since 2015

Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator since 2014

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1997

EMDR - Advanced Trauma Treatment Provider since 1998

Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC) since 1999

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with High Honors from University of Montana

Masters Degree in Social Work from the Eastern Washington University

Owner of the Women’s Counseling Center, P. C. since 2000

Owner & Facilitator of Ryokan’s Gate Retreat Center since 2010

Click here to schedule your free 15 minute phone or video consultation session for counseling with women here. I provide secure online counseling services, as well as zen intensive retreats for badass women from my personal healing retreat center in the secluded natural beauty of Alberton, Montana.