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.
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.