Welcome to Treewell
“In the end these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
Jack Kornfield, Buddha's Little Instruction Book
My training and education
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF61224906) in Washington and Oregon (#L2007). I have a masters degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy, with a specialization in addictions, from Lewis & Clark Graduate School. My training involved a systemic lens, meaning looking at how we interact with all of our relationships: personal, social, cultural, and with the globe. I'm drawn to Buddhist psychology, and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotionally-focused Therapy (EFT) models.
Outside of clinical work, I'm an adjunct professor of counseling at Lewis & Clark Graduate School, and I'm on the Board of Directors of the Synaptic Institute. Synaptic is dedicated to providing low cost psychedelic clinical care and training for Oregon patients. I am currently working to get my facilitator license to work under the Oregon Health Authority's legal psilocybin program.
When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, playing music, and exploring the mountains and rivers of the Northwest with my family.
I spend a lot of time in the outdoors, and a tree well can mean different things. According to the good people at Whistler: "A tree well forms when snow accumulates around the base of a tree, but not under the lower branches or around the trunk. This results in a hole forming around the base of the tree, which gets progressively deeper as the snowpack height increases." They are also charmingly called a spruce trap. If you ski, getting stuck in a tree well can be dangerous. If you're lost in the winter woods, that same loose snow can be the easiest place to dig an overnight shelter.
In the warmer months, a tree well is where water collects, and might be where you'll find symbiotic organisms sharing nutrients.
Let's explore those deep places together.
Site Photo Credits: All photos used for this site were covered under the Creative Commons License. Photos not listed are my own.