If I compare myself to a large, round apple...I [am] the firm inner flesh as well as the brown rotten spot, the stem, the seeds, the core. All of the apple is me.
I am originally from New Hampshire and graduated in 1997 from Middlebury College in Vermont, with a B.A. in sociology-anthropology and studio art. After graduation I left New England for Portland, Oregon. While there, I worked as the head of administration at the Process Work Institute for eight years and in 2004 I formally entered their training program, graduating in 2009 with both a Master of Arts in Process Work and a Diploma, awarding me the title of Certified Process Work Diplomate. I am now an adjunct faculty member at the Process Work Institute and a member of IAPOP (International Association of Process Oriented Psychology).
In 2009, my partner David Bedrick (also a Process Work Diplomate) and I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where we each have private practices. In 2012, we launched Belly Song Press, a small independent publisher of nonfiction books on alternative paradigms in psychology, social justice, leadership, parenting, and critical thought. We’ve proudly published five titles so far: Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology (David Bedrick, 2013), Raising Parents, Raising Kids: Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation (Dawn Menken, 2013), Power: A User's Guide (Julie Diamond, 2016), Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change (David Bedrick, 2017) and most recently Dr. George Mecouch's first book titled While Psychiatry Slept: Reawakening the Imagination in Therapy (2018).
In addition to my life-long love of learning and personal growth, I am passionate about the arts. I am a fine art photographer and painter. I also weave and sew. When I'm not busy working or creating, you'll find me practicing yoga, walking and talking with my partner, quietly day-dreaming, cooking Ayurvedic food, reading, or running.