About Me

My friends tell me I am smart, funny, and a good friend. Depending on who I am with, I also remind folks that I am a retired psychologist, a writer, a college professor, former stand-up comedienne, former paralegal, a lapsed Red Cross volunteer and Instructor Trainer, and indentured servant to two wonderful feline companions.

Retirement doesn’t suit me, so I re-invented myself and now find purpose and meaning in helping others to age better and age well. Sometimes that looks like offering advice (when asked!) and sometimes it is sharing the wisdom of one of my mentors. Always, it is my way of connecting and trying to make the world a better place.

To learn more, scroll down or click to read about what I offer and what my qualifications are.

What I Offer . . .

  • Practical, no-nonsense strategies to address issues like managing chronic illness or caregiver burn-out
  • Consulting on how to manage your transition between doing and being and finding the right community and environment to make your vision a reality
  • Evaluating your capacity for managing change including cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual and situational strengths
  • Speaking to groups to educate and share the wisdom shared with me

Qualifications

  • PhD (1996), Transpersonal Psychology
  • Clinical Psychologist (Retired), 2001-2022
  • Founder, Five Pillars of Aging
  • Writer
  • Seminar Leader
  • Former Adjunct Professor
    • Santa Rosa Junior College,
    • Masters Program in Counseling; Sonoma State University,
    • Masters Program in Counseling; Chapman University,
    • Masters Program in Social Work; San Jose State University