Counseling Ministry of Charlottesville

Living with Courage

education & experience


Princeton Theological Seminary

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theology

University of Georgia

  • Master of Social Work
  • Appalachian State University
  • Bachelor in Science, Psychology


  • Counseling Ministry of Charlottesville, VA
  • Pastoral Counseling of Central Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Family Counseling Ministry, Syracuse, NY
  • Pastoral Ministry serving congregations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
  • Director of Social Work Services, Wilmington, NC
  • Presbyterian Hospital, inpatient psychiatric social work, Charlotte, NC
  • Veteran Administration Medical Center, psychiatric & alcohol rehab., Asheville, NC
  • Rokerfield Day Centre, outpatient psychiatric groups & individual therapy, Ashfield-in-Sutton, United Kingdom

Talks, Groups, Retreat and Conferences

  • Thin Places: A Circle of Trust for Finding the Courage to Live an Undivided Life Retreat, May 2018
  • Self-Care for the Social Worker:  A Practice in Self-Compassion, Jan. 2018
  • Marriage Renewal Retreat, St. Paul’s Ivy Episcopal Church, Ivy, Va., April 2015
  • Courage to Grieve Support Group, St. Paul’s Ivy Episcopal Church, Ivy, Va. Spring, 2014
  • Finding Forgiveness: A Transformative Tool for Couples and Families, Virginia Society of Clinical Social Workers, Charlottesville, VA, March 16, 2012
  • Finding Forgiveness: A Transformative Tool for Couples and Families, Virginia National Association of Social Workers, Richmond, VA, March, 2011
  • Circle of Trust: Clergy Renewal Group, Syracuse, NY, Spring, 2006

Other Training

  • MIndfulness Group Facilitator in Primary Care Certified, January 2022
  • Mindful Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Certified – October 2021
  • Certified Mindful Worker Facilitator, Mindful Leader – May 2021
  • Center of Courage & Renewal, three-year facilitator training, leading vocational renewal retreats
  • Imago Training, negotiating the impasse in couples’ therapy
  • Narrative Therapy Training, listening for the story
  • Clinical Supervisor Certification Program – Virginia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Work, Academy Certified Clinical Social Worker
  • Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work, Blue Ridge Region
  • Presbytery of the James, Member-at-large, Validated Ministry
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