I am fascinated by the Big Questions of psychology and literature, and the conversation between the two. In an early writing workshop, I was floored by the psychological insight my fellow writers brought to the process, plumbing the depths of character. In grad school for Counseling, we learned to find a point of empathy with every client. The best kind of fiction offers its characters the same, challenging us to identify with people and circumstances we never imagined we could. And that experience, in reading and writing, promotes understanding in the larger world.
My other passion is encouraging would-be makers of art. We all wrestle down the same fears, insecurities, and self-doubts. Follow my socials for thoughts on the creative process, and (gulp) a look inside my own.
On a limited basis, I offer in-person or web-based therapy and creative consulting. I especially enjoy working with artists and writers on issues related to the creative process. Use the contact form found on the Connect page to get in touch!